North Dakota 2014 ballot measures
Five ballot measures are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota is celebrating the state’s century old tradition of initiative and referendum in 2014. In 1914, North Dakotans approved the Initiated Constitutional Amendment Referendum, which created a process for initiated constitutional amendments, and the Initiative Statute Amendment Referendum, which created a process for initiated state statutes.
- Since 1988, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in North Dakota. Therefore, 2014 is a below average year based on the currently certified measures.
- The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1988 have ranged from 2 to 15.
- Since 1988, 43 of 82 or 52.00% of North Dakota ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 39 of 82 or 48.00% of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
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|Measure 1||Direct democracy||Reduces the filing deadline for initiated petitions from 90 to 120 days before a statewide election|
|Measure 1||Abortion||Declares in the state constitution that life begins at conception|
|Measure 2||Taxes||Prevents the state from imposing mortgage or deed taxes on the transfer of property|
|Measure 3||Education||Abolishes elected State Board of Higher Education and replaces it with appointed Commission of Higher Education|
|Measure 4||Direct democracy||Requires measures that have significant fiscal impacts on the state to be voted on at a general election|
|CISS||Parental Rights Initiative||Family||Creates a legal presumption that each parent is a fit parent and entitled to be awarded equal parental rights by a court|
|Direct Democracy Protection Initiative||Direct democracy||Prevents the legislature from amending Article III of the state constitution|
|Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment||Taxes||Redirects some of the state's oil tax revenues to conservation efforts|
|Property Tax Abolishment Initiative||Taxes||Requires the legislature to replace local governments' property tax income with state tax revenue|
|CISS||School Year Begins After Labor Day Initiative||Education||Mandates that school classes begin after Labor Day|
Not on the ballot
|CISS||Property Tax Reform Initiative||Taxes||Modifies standards for collecting property taxes, requires baseline budgeting for political subdivisions, establishes property tax credit fund and consolidates tax levies|
|University Nickname Amendment||Motto and symbols||Allows for the University of North Dakota to use the "Fighting Sioux" nickname|
|Voter Identification Amendment||Elections||Requires a valid photo ID in order to vote|
|Direct Payments to Residents Amendment||Gov't spending||Relates to constitutional authorization for the legislature to provide direct payments to North Dakota residents|
|VR||Abortion Restrictions Referendum (3)||Abortion||Allows public votes on newly passed restrictions on when abortions may be performed|
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- List of North Dakota ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in North Dakota
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