Tennessee 2014 ballot measures

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Four ballot measures were on the November 4, 2014, statewide ballot in Tennessee. All four measures were approved. The measures are all legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Topics on the ballot included: abortion, the state judiciary, taxes and gambling.

Tennessee's 2014 legislative session ran from January 14 to April 18, 2014. The Tennessee General Assembly was required to approve amendments in two successive sessions in order for them to be placed on the ballot. 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.

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

Historical facts

  • Between 1998 and 2013, an average of one measure has appeared annually on the ballot in Tennessee. Therefore, 2014 was an above-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1998 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots has ranged from zero to four.
  • Between 1998 and 2014, 15 of 15, or 100 percent, of Tennessee ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, zero of 15, or 0 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Abortion Empower legislature to enact, amend or repeal statutes regarding abortion Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Empower governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by general assembly Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Prohibit the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gambling Empower the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Attorney General Elections Amendment Admin of gov't Requires that voters elect Tennessee Attorney General Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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