New Mexico 2014 ballot measures
The five measures certified for the ballot are all legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. 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 include:
- Since 1996, an average of eight measures have appeared annually on the ballot in New Mexico. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on statewide ballots since 1996 has ranged from two to 14.
- Since 1996, 66 of 78, or 85 percent, of New Mexico ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 12 of 78, or 15 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Dates for School Elections Amendment||Elections||Provides that school elections shall be held on different dates than partisan elections|
|Board of Regents Amendment||Education||Allocates one position on the Northern New Mexico State School Board of Regents to a student representative|
|Candidacy Declarations in Judicial Retention Elections Amendment||Elections||Permits the legislature to set the date for filing candidacy declarations for judicial retention elections|
|Urban County Charter Amendment||Local Gov't||Allows certain counties to become "urban counties" and establish county charters|
|Land Grant Fund Investments||Gov't Finances||Requires the State Investment Council to invest and manage the land grant fund in accordance with the Uniform Prudent Investor Act|
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|
- List of New Mexico ballot measures
- 2014 ballot measures
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