North Carolina 2014 ballot measures
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.
- 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
|Criminal Defendant May Waive Jury Trial Amendment||Criminal Trials||Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial|
Not on ballot
|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|
- 2014 ballot measures
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