Maine 2014 ballot measures
One statewide ballot measure is certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Maine.
A total of six initiatives filed for potential spots on the 2014 ballot, however, only one was certified. The certified measure is an indirect initiated state statute that addresses hunting. In order to put the measure before the legislature, supporters were required to collect at least 57,277 valid signatures and submit them by the February 3, 2014 filing deadline. The legislature then had the choice to enact the legislation or for legislation to be placed on the ballot, as was done in this year's case.
The uncertified measures do not expire until 2015, so there is still the possibility that these measures will appear on 2015 or 2016 ballots.
Maine's 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014 and was projected to conclude on April 16, 2014. The session went into recess and eventually convened on May 2, 2014. No measures were referred to the ballot.
- Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Maine. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from two to 11.
- Since 1996, 82 of 110, or 75 percent, of Maine ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 28 of 110, or 25 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
|IndISS||Bear Hunting Ban||Hunt & Fish||Puts restrictions on certain bear hunting practices|
Not on the ballot
Note: These measures will not be on the 2014 ballot but could be on the 2015 or 2016 ballots.
|VR||Common Core Referendum||Education||Repeals use of Common Core standards in state schools|
|IndISS||Parental Consent for Abortion||Abortion||Requires parental consent for minors seeking to have an abortion|
|IndISS||Remove Concealed Handgun Permit||Firearms||Repeals the concealed handgun permit requirement|
|IndISS||Mandatory Minimums for Sexual Offenses||Law Enforcement||Creates mandatory minimum sentences for sexual offenses against victims under 12 years of age|
|IndISS||Remove Restrictions on Weapons||Firearms||Removes restrictions on the carrying and use of weapons|
State of Maine
|State executive officers||
Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Superintendent of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Conservation | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Utilities |
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