Ohio 2014 ballot measures

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One statewide ballot measure was certified for the May 6, 2014 primary ballot in the state of Ohio. The measure was approved by voters. No measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 general election ballot.

The certified measure, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, addressed bonds and was essentially a re-issuance of past bond measures that Ohio voters have approved several times. The 2014 legislative session began on January 7, 2014 and is projected to end on December 31, 2014.

In 2014, ballot measures may appear on either the primary election ballot on May 6, 2014 and the general election ballot on November 4, 2014. No measures are certified for November.

At least seven citizen initiatives were proposed for the November ballot. The signature filing deadline for these initiatives was July 2, 2014. No signatures were submitted to the secretary of state's office. Supporters of these measures would have needed to collect the required number of signatures - 385,207 for amendments and two separate batches of 115,574 each for statutes - in order to place their initiatives on the ballot.

The proposed initiatives would have asked voters to weigh in on the following topics, had they appeared on the ballot:

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of two measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Ohio. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2013, the number of measures on statewide ballots has ranged from one to five.
  • Since 1996, 17 of 35, or 49 percent, of Ohio ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 18 of 35, or 51 percent of measures have been defeated.
  • Ohio ballots have consistently featured measures during even- and odd-year elections.

On the ballot

May 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issues Funds public infrastructure projects via issuance of general obligation bonds Approveda


Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Storefront Sweepstakes Ban Referendum Gambling Submits the state's ban on storefront sweepstakes operations to a statewide vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Bottle Bill Initiative Environment Provides a $0.05 to $0.10 refundable deposit on all glass, mental or plastic bottles Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Clean Energy Amendment Energy Provides $1,300,000 over 10 years for clean energy development Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA End Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012 Amendment Marijuana Nullifies Cannabis Prohibition Act and provided for the legalization and regulation of cannabis Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Prayer in School Amendment Religion Acknowledges right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in public schools Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Sovereignty, Constitutional Power and Oaths Amendment Admin of Gov't Declares state sovereignty and makes certain constitutional oaths legally binding Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Repeals 2004 ballot measure, thereby legalizing same-sex marriage in state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Medicaid Expansion Initiative Healthcare Extends the federally-subsidized insurance program to more low-income Ohioans Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Bonds for Clean Energy Initiative Bonds Directs the General Assembly to issue $1.3 billion in bonds every year for ten years for clean energy infrastructure, research and development Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Voter Bill of Rights Amendment Suffrage Extends early voting times on the weekends Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Right-to-Work" Amendment Labor and unions Keeps workers covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Personhood Initiative Abortion Defines a person as human at any stage of development Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

See also

Ohio

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