North Carolina 2014 ballot measures

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One statewide ballot measure was certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of North Carolina; it was approved, thereby allowing criminal defendants to waive the right to a trial by jury.

The 2014 legislative session began on May 14, 2014 and ended on July 26, 2014. According to Section 4 of Article XIII of the North Carolina Constitution, a 60 percent vote in both legislative chambers was required in order to place an amendment on the ballot. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums; therefore, measures must be referred by the North Carolina Legislature.

Historical facts

  • Between 1996 and 2013, an average of two measures have appeared annually on the ballot in North Carolina. Therefore, 2014 was a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots has ranged from one to five.
  • Between 1996 and 2014, 16 of 16, or 100 percent, of North Carolina ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, zero of 16, or zero percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Criminal Defendant May Waive Jury Trial Amendment Criminal Trials Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial Approveda

Not on ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Literacy Test Repeal Amendment Suffrage Repeals the amendment requiring that every person be able to read and write English in order to register to vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Independent Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Establishes an independent redistricting commission for all future state legislative and congressional redistricting Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Supermajority Vote to Levy Taxes Amendment Taxes Requires a three-fifths vote in the legislature to levy state taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Board of Education Membership Amendment Education Makes the Superintendent of Public Instruction the chair of the Board of Education and authorizes the governor to appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA "Mentally Incompetent" Cannot Vote Amendment Suffrage Disqualifies the “adjudicated mentally incompetent” from voting Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Judicial Nominating Committee Amendment Judiciary Creates a judicial nominating commission to pick two candidates for each court election for constituents to vote upon Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Private Property Amendment Eminent domain Prevents property from being condemned solely for private economic development Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA "Sunshine" Amendment Gov't accountability Provides that all state and local government records are open to inspection and copying and that all normal meetings are open to the public Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA "Gun Rights" Amendment Firearms Restricts limitations that may be placed on a person who holds a concealed carry permit Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Municipal Annexation Amendment Local gov't Restricts the ability of municipalities to annex other municipalities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA "Right to Work" Amendment Labor Makes bargaining contracts between public entities and unions illegal Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Secret Ballot Amendment Labor Preserves an individual’s right to a secret ballot for employee representation by a union Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Secretary of Education Amendment Education Establishes the Office of the Secretary of Education in lieu of the superintendent of public education and state board of education Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Age to Hold Elected Office Amendment Elections Reduces the age of eligibility to hold elected office from 21 to 18 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

See also

North Carolina

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