Pennsylvania 2014 ballot measures
Pennsylvania’s 2014 legislative session began on January 7, 2014 and is projected to end on November 30, 2014. In Pennsylvania, an amendment can go on the ballot after just one session, but only if the legislature declares an emergency. In the absence of an emergency, the amendment must be considered in two separate legislative sessions.
Pennsylvania does not have an initiative and referendum process.
- Since 1998, an average of one measure has appeared annually on the ballot in Pennsylvania. Therefore, 2014 is a below average year based on the currently certified measures.
- The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1998 have ranged from one to two.
- Since 1998, 10 of 10 or 100 percent of Pennsylvania ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 0 of 10 or 0 percent of measures have been defeated.
Not on the ballot
|ConCon||Constitutional Convention Question||Constitutional Convention||Calls for a state constitutional convention|
|AQ||State Education Funding Tax Question||Taxes||Raises additional $1 billion annually for education via increase to state sales tax, personal income tax, business tax or a severance tax on revenue from fracking|
|Marriage Amendment||Marriage||Defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman|
|General Assembly Amendment||Admin of gov't||Reduces the size of the General Assembly|
|Judicial Qualification Amendment||State judiciary||Requires appellate court candidates be screened by a 15-member commission|
State of Pennsylvania
|State executive offices||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor General | Secretary of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture | Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources | Secretary of Labor & Industry | Chairman of Public Utilities |