Wisconsin 2014 ballot measures
One ballot measure was certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was overwhelmingly approved. The legislatively-referred constitutional amendment addressed government finances.
The 2014 legislative session began on January 14, 2014, and is expected to conclude on December 1, 2014. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums; therefore, measures must be referred by the Wisconsin Legislature. A simple majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the legislature to put an amendment before voters.
The last time a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment was on the ballot in Wisconsin was April 2008. That's a six and a half year gap between amendments appearing on the ballot. The gap was the second longest in the state's history. The widest gap to date was eight years, which occurred between the first amendments ever placed before voters in 1854 and 1862.
- Between 1990 and 2013, an average of one measure has appeared on even-year ballots in Wisconsin. Therefore, 2014 was an average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- Prior to 2014, there had been no measures on the ballot in Wisconsin since 2008.
- From 1989 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots has ranged from zero to seven.
- Between 1990 and 2014, 20 of 30, or 67 percent, of Wisconsin ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 10 of 30, or 33 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Question 1||Gov't Finances||Creates a transportation fund for funding state transportation systems|
Not on the ballot
|AQ||Nonpartisan Redistricting System Question||Redistricting||Adopts a nonpartisan system for redistricting of legislative and congressional districts|
|AQ||Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Ruling Question||Federal constitutional issues||Orders Wisconsin’s congressional delegation to propose and support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. F.E.C.|
|Judicial Selection Commission Amendment||Legislature||Replaces higher court elections with a merit-based selection program|
|Personhood Amendment||Abortion||Recognizes personhood from the earliest stages of life|
|Treasurer and Secretary of State Amendment||Admin of Gov't||Eliminates the offices of the treasurer and secretary of state|
|Voter ID Amendment||Elections||Constitutionally protects proposed law requiring voters to show identification before casting a ballot|
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