South Carolina 2014 ballot measures
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.
- 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
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|AQs||Democratic Primary Advisory Questions||Elections||Advises the state Democratic Party on three political issues|
|AQs||Republican Primary Advisory Questions||Elections||Advises the Republican Party on two political issues|
|Amendment 1||Gambling||Legalizes raffles conducted by non-profit organizations for charitable purposes|
|Amendment 2||Elections||Requires that the governor appoint the state’s adjutant general|
Not on the ballot
|Separation Time for Divorce Amendment||Marriage||Reduces the separation time required for a no-fault divorce from 1 year to 150 days|
- 2014 ballot measures
- List of South Carolina ballot measures
- Laws governing ballot measures in South Carolina
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