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Alabama 2014 ballot measures

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Six statewide ballot measures were certified for 2014 ballots in the state of Alabama, including one legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the July 15, 2014 primary ballot and three on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot.

The primary runoff ballot measure, Amendment 1, was approved. Of the five legislatively-referred constitutional amendments that appeared on the general election ballot, all five were approved.

The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, all measures were referred by the Alabama Legislature. The 2014 regular legislative session began on January 14, 2014 and convened on April 3, 2014.[1]

In 2014, voters decided on a variety of issues, including:

Historical facts

  • Between 1996 and 2013, an average of six measures appeared annually on the ballot in Alabama. Therefore, 2014 was a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots ranged from one to 14.
  • Between 1996 and 2014, 48 of 80, or 60 percent, of Alabama ballot measures were approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 31 of 80, or 40 percent, of measures were defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

July 15:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Business Ends the assessment refund for cotton producers who do not participate in the assessment program Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Firearms Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds majority vote by the state legislature to increase local education expenditure by $50,000 or more Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Hunt & Fish Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Homestead Exemptions Amendment Constitutional language Amends the language of Article X of the state constitution Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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