New Mexico 2014 ballot measures
Eight statewide ballot questions were certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of New Mexico. Seven were approved, while only one - which sought to enable school board elections to be held simultaneously with other nonpartisan elections - was defeated; despite receiving a majority of votes, it did not receive the requisite 75 percent supermajority for amendments concerning voting.
Five of the measures certified for the ballot were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Three were legislatively-referred bond questions. New Mexico does not allow for initiatives, though veto referendums are permitted. The 2014 legislative session ran from January 21, 2014, to February 20, 2014. According to Article XIX of the New Mexico Constitution, a simple majority was required in the legislature to refer the amendments to the ballot.
Topics featured on the ballot included:
- Between 1996 and 2013, an average of eight measures have appeared annually on the ballot in New Mexico. Therefore, 2014 was an average year.
- From 1996 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots has ranged from two to 14.
- Between 1996 and 2014, 80 of 93, or 86 percent, of New Mexico ballot measures have been approved by voters; 2014's 88 percent approval rate was therefore very typical.
- Conversely, 13 of 93, or 14 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Amendment 1||Elections||Provides that school elections shall be held on different dates from partisan elections|
|Amendment 2||Education||Allocates one position on the Northern New Mexico State School Board of Regents to a student representative|
|Amendment 3||Elections||Permits the legislature to set the date for filing candidacy declarations for judicial retention elections|
|Amendment 4||Local Gov't||Allows certain counties to become "urban counties" and establish county charters|
|Amendment 5||Gov't Finances||Requires the State Investment Council to invest and manage the land grant fund in accordance with the Uniform Prudent Investor Act|
|BI||Bond Question A||Bonds||Authorizes up to $17 million in bonds to make improvements to senior citizen facilities|
|BI||Bond Question B||Bonds||Authorizes up to $11 million in bonds to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public libraries|
|BI||Bond Question C||Bonds||Authorizes up to $141 million in bonds to make capital expenditures for higher education, special schools and tribal schools|
Not on the ballot
|Marriage Amendment||Marriage and family||Allows same-sex marriage in the state|
|Minimum Wage Amendment||Minimum wage||Raises the state minimum wage|
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