Maryland 2014 ballot measures

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Two statewide ballot measures are on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Maryland.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014. It was projected to conclude on April 7, 2014, however it ran past its due date. May 7 was the anticipated final date for an extended session.[1] Two legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, which address government finances and elections, are certified for the November general election ballot.

Veto referendums are the only form of direct democracy permitted in the state, as it does not allow for initiatives.

Historical facts

  • Since 1994, an average of three measures have appeared on even-year ballots in Maryland. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on even-yeared statewide ballots since 1994 has ranged from zero to seven.
  • Since 1994, 28 of 32, or 88 percent, of Maryland ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, four of 32, or 13 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Finances Creates a transportation trust fund for funding state transportation systems
LRCA Question 2 Elections Permits a county charter to provide for filling vacancies in county executive offices through special elections

Not on ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Gender Identity Discrimination Referendum LGBT Adds gender identity to state non-discrimination policies Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Death Penalty Repeal Referendum Death penalty Puts the state's repeal of the death penalty to popular vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Gun Control Referendum Firearms Submits recently passed gun control laws to popular vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Legislative Term Limits Amendment Term limits Imposes a limit of three consecutive terms on state legislators Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Special Fund Amendment Gov't Finance Creates a special fund for revenues, under the control of the state comptroller, that can only be utilized for allocations during certain fiscal years Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Legislative Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates a seven person commission to devise redistricting plans following each census Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

See also

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