South Carolina 2014 ballot measures

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Two ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of South Carolina. Both measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. One addressed elections and the other was related to gambling.

In addition, party-specific advisory questions appeared on the Democratic Party and Republican Party primary ballots on June 10. The topics ranged from marijuana and gambling on the Democratic ballot to abortion and taxes on the Republican ballot. Both were approved.

South Carolina's 2014 legislative session began on January 14 and ended on June 17, 2014. Proposed amendments required a two-thirds vote approval in both chambers of the South Carolina Legislature to be placed on the ballot.

As of 2014, South Carolina did not have an initiative and referendum process.

Historical facts

  • Between 1996 and 2013, an average of four measures appeared on even-numbered year ballots in South 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, even-year ballots ranged from one to nine.
  • Between 1996 and 2014, 33 of 38, or 87 percent, of South Carolina ballot measures were approved by voters.
  • Conversely, five of 38, or 13 percent, of measures were defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

June 10:

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQs Democratic Primary Advisory Questions Elections Advises the state Democratic Party on three political issues Approveda
AQs Republican Primary Advisory Questions Elections Advises the Republican Party on two political issues Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Legalizes raffles conducted by non-profit organizations for charitable purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Requires that the governor appoint the state’s adjutant general Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Separation Time for Divorce Amendment Marriage Reduces the separation time required for a no-fault divorce from 1 year to 150 days Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

See also

South Carolina

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