Tennessee 2014 ballot measures

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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 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.

Historical facts

  • 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.
  • From 1998 to 2013, the number of measures on statewide ballots has 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 zero percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Abortion Inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal statutes regarding abortion
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Empowers the governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the general assembly
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income
LRCA 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

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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