South Carolina 2014 ballot measures

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Two ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of South Carolina. Both measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. One addresses elections and the other is 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.

South Carolina does not have an initiative and referendum process.

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of four measures have appeared on even-numbered year ballots in South Carolina. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2013, the number of measures on statewide, even-year ballots have ranged from one to nine.
  • Since 1990, 31 of 36, or 86.11 percent, of South Carolina ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, five of 36, or 13.89 percent, of measures have been 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
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Legalizes raffles conducted by non-profit organizations for charitable purposes
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Requires that the governor appoint the state’s adjutant general

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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