Tennessee 2014 ballot measures
Four ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Tennessee. The measures are all legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Topics on the ballot include: abortion, the state judiciary, taxes and gambling.
Tennessee's 2014 legislative session ran from January 14, 2014, to April 18, 2014. The Tennessee General Assembly was required to approve amendments in two successive sessions. In the first session, the measures required a simple majority for approval. In the second session, the amendments needed to earn a two-thirds vote for approval. All four legislatively-referred constitutional amendments were certified prior to the 2014 legislative session.
Tennessee does not have an initiative and referendum process.
- Since 1998, an average of two measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Tennessee. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on statewide ballots since 1998 have ranged from one to two.
- Since 1998, seven of seven, or 100 percent, of Tennessee ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, zero of seven, or 0 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Amendment 1||Abortion||Inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal statues regarding abortion|
|Amendment 2||Judiciary||Empowers the governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the general assembly|
|Amendment 3||Taxes||Prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income|
|Amendment 4||Gambling||Empowers the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations|
Not on the ballot
|Attorney General Elections Amendment||Admin of gov't||Requires that voters elect Tennessee Attorney General|
State of Tennessee
|State executive officers||
Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Comptroller | Treasurer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance| Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Environment & Conservation | Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development | Chairman of Regulatory Authority |