North Carolina 2014 ballot measures
One statewide ballot measure is certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of North Carolina.
So far, one legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, which pertains to criminal trials, is certified for the ballot. The 2014 legislative session began on May 14, 2014 and was projected to end on July 1, 2014, but continued thereafter. There is no statutory or constitutional requirement for when the session must end in North Carolina. According to Section 4 of Article XIII of the North Carolina Constitution, a 60 percent vote in both legislative chambers is 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.
- Since 1996, an average of two measures have appeared annually on the ballot in North Carolina. 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 one to five.
- Since 1996, 14 of 14, or 100 percent, of North Carolina ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 0 of 14, or 0 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
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|SB 399||Criminal Trials||Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial|
Fourteen legislatively-referred constitutional amendments have been introduced into the North Carolina General Assembly during the current legislative session. According to Section 4 of Article XIII of the North Carolina Constitution, a proposed amendment must be approved in both legislative chambers by a 60 percent vote.
|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|
|Independent Redistricting Amendment||Redistricting||Establishes an independent redistricting commission for all future state legislative and congressional redistricting|
|Supermajority Vote to Levy Taxes Amendment||Taxes||Requires a three-fifths vote in the legislature to levy state taxes|
|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|
|"Mentally Incompetent" Cannot Vote Amendment||Suffrage||Disqualifies the “adjudicated mentally incompetent” from voting|
|Judicial Nominating Committee Amendment||Judiciary||Creates a judicial nominating commission to pick two candidates for each court election for constituents to vote upon|
|Private Property Amendment||Eminent domain||Prevents property from being condemned solely for private economic development|
|"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|
|"Gun Rights" Amendment||Firearms||Restricts limitations that may be placed on a person who holds a concealed carry permit|
|Municipal Annexation Amendment||Local gov't||Restricts the ability of municipalities to annex other municipalities|
|"Right to Work" Amendment||Labor||Makes bargaining contracts between public entities and unions illegal|
|Secret Ballot Amendment||Labor||Preserves an individual’s right to a secret ballot for employee representation by a union|
|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|
|Age to Hold Elected Office Amendment||Elections||Reduces the age of eligibility to hold elected office from 21 to 18|
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