South Carolina's recent history rich with ballot measures
COLUMBIA, South Carolina: According to Ballotpedia's database of South Carolina measures, there have been a total of 33 ballot measures on the South Carolina ballot in the past 14 years, including 2010. Every even numbered year since 1996 has seen measures on the ballot for voters in the state to decide on, with three of those years seeing all measures being passed by voters. Those years were 1996, 2000 and 2006. In 1996, voters passed all 9 measures that were on the ballot. In 2000, voters approved both proposals in the election, and in 2006, voters chose to pass all seven measures.
This year, state voters will see two ballot measures on their general election ballot. South Carolina does not have an initiative process, and measures can only be referred to the ballot by legislative referral.