Minnesota 2014 ballot measures
The 2014 legislative session began on February 25, 2014 and concluded on May 19, 2014. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers are required to approve amendments by a simple majority in both legislative chambers to place it on the ballot. However, no legislatively-referred constitutional amendments made the ballot, so voters will not have any measures to vote on in 2014.
- Since 1996, an average of two measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Minnesota. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- Since 1996, there have been several even-numbered election years during which no measures appeared on the statewide ballot.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from zero to three.
- Since 1996, seven of nine, or 78 percent, of Minnesota ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, two of nine, or 22 percent, of measures have been defeated.
Not on the ballot
|Inflation Adjusted Minimum Wage Amendment||Minimum wage||Increases the hourly minimum wage to $10 by 2015 and adjusts the minimum wage to inflation for succeeding years|
|Judicial Selection Amendment||Elections||Provides elections to vote to maintain or remove a judge picked by a committee in lieu of competitive judicial elections|
|Legislative Referral Voting Requirements Amendment||Direct democracy||Requires a 60% majority in order for the legislature to place referral onto the ballot|
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