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===November 4===
===November 4===

Revision as of 12:28, 4 March 2014

Tuesday Count and 2014 Scorecard

Potential measuresFiled Initiatives

Election Dates
May 6June 3June 10July 15August 5August 19November 4

Ballot Measures by State
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisKansasLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Ballot Measures by Topic

AbortionAdministration of governmentAlcoholAmerican Indian issuesBankingBond issuesBusiness regulationCivil and criminal trialsCivil rightsConstitutional conventionsConstitutional languageCounty and municipal governanceDefinition of a corporationDirect democracyDivorce and custodyEconomic developmentEducationElections and campaignsEnvironmentFederal constitutional issuesFirearmsFood and agricultureGamblingGovernment accountabilityHealthcareHunting and fishingImmigrationInsuranceLabor and unionsLaw enforcementLotteryMarijuanaMinimum wageNatural resourcesPropertyRedistricting measuresGovernment salariesBudgetsState executive officialsState legislaturesState judiciaryState legislaturesSuffrageTaxesTerm limitsTransportationUtilitiesVeteransWar and peaceWater

Sixty ballot questions are certified for spots on 24 statewide ballots in 2014, as of March 4, 2014. Proposed measures can be found here.

Historically, even-numbered years feature a significant increase in the quantity of ballot measures over odd-numbered years. Though 2012 featured a full 188 questions on the ballot, that is actually lower than the 194 average for even-numbered years since 2000. It remains to be seen whether or not 2014 will continue this downward trend since the 2006 high point of 226. The probability of that happening partly depends on the success of various legislation and proposed constitutional amendments which would make it harder to place measures on the ballot.

Initiatives that have already filed signatures and are pending certification can be found here.

By date

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August 5

August 19

November 4

By state


Alabama 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
LRCA SB 4 Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law
LRCA SB 260 Gov't Finances Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million
LRCA HB 8 Firearms Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right
LRCA SB 7 Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds by a city or county board of education to increase local expenditure by $50,000 or more
LRCA HB 322 Hunt & Fish Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations


Alaska 2014 ballot measures

August 19:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Ballot Measure 1 Taxes Repeals bill that grants tax breaks to oil companies

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Decriminalizes marijuana in the state
CISS Ballot Measure 3 Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage in 2015 and 2016
CISS Ballot Measure 4 Business regulation Prohibits mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserve


Arizona 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposition 122 Federal Con Creates mechanism by which use of state personnel and financial resources are employed only for purposes congruent with Constitution
LRSS Proposition 303 Healthcare Allows terminally ill patients access to medical treatments which have completed phase one of a clinical trial, but are not yet approved by FDA
Commission Proposition 304 Gov't Salaries Increases salaries of state legislators by $11,000 to $35,000 annually


Arkansas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Issue 1 Admin of Gov't Requires legislative review and approval of changes to state agencies' administrative rules
LRCA Issue 2 Direct Democracy Sets threshold of 75 percent of required petition signatures to obtain additional time for signature collection
LRCA Issue 3 Term Limits Extends length of time state legislators can stay in office to 16 years; limits lobbying and creates independent elected officials salary commission


California 2014 ballot propositions

June 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 41 Bonds $600 million bond to provide multifamily housing to veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Gov't Acc Local agencies must comply with the California Public Records Act Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $7.12 billion bond for California's water system
LRCA Proposition 2 Gov't Finances Increase amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund
CISS Proposition 45 Insurance Public notice required for insurance company rates initiative
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare Increase the cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million
CISS Proposition 47 Criminal Trials Reduces the penalty for most nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor
VR Proposition 48 Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe


Colorado 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Amendment 67 Abortion Recognizes unborn children as persons
CICA Amendment 68 Gambling Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks


Connecticut 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Early Voting Amendment Elections Allows the legislature to expand early voting


Florida 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Amendment 1 Environment Provides funding for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund
CICA Amendment 2 Marijuana Grants the right to use marijuana for the treatment of certain ailments when recommended by a physician
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Allows the governor to fill judicial vacancies by appointing a justice or judge from a slate of nominees


Hawaii 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SB 1084 Education Permits the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs
LRCA SB 886 Judiciary Increases the mandatory age of retirement for judges and justices to 80
LRCA HB 420 Judiciary Requires the disclosure of names of nominees for appointment to state courts
LRCA HB 748 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for agricultural enterprises
LRCA SB 2876 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for loan assistance to dam and reservoir owners


Louisiana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Redemption of Blighted Property Amendment Property Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale
LRCA Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment Healthcare Provides hospital stabilization formula and assessment, creates Hospital Stabilization Fund
LRCA Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment Healthcare Creates Medical Assistance Trust Fund, addresses fees and use of fund
LRCA Artificial Reef Development Fund Protection Amendment Gov't Finances Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes
LRCA Tax Rebate Debate Amendment Taxes Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature
LRCA Permanently Disabled Homeowners Tax Break Amendment Taxes Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate
LRCA Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Correction Amendment Con Language Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans
LRCA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Membership Amendment Admin of Gov't Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
LRCA Orleans Parish Tax for Fire and Police Protection Taxes Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection
LRCA Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Amendment Judiciary Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices
LRCA Transportation Infrastructure Bank Amendment Banking Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects
LRCA Sale of New Orleans Property Amendment Property Authorizes New Orleans to sell property at a price fixed by the legislature in the Lower Ninth Ward
LRCA Tax Collector Involvement in Tax Sales Amendment Taxes Allows agents of tax collectors to assist in the tax sale process and recover costs from fees charged
LRCA Twenty-One Executive Departments Amendment Admin of Gov't Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments


Michigan 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposal 1 Taxes Eliminates the personal property tax and allocates a portion of the state use tax to municipalities Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Wolf Hunting Referendum Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula
VR Natural Resources Commission Referendum Hunting Overturns law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species


Mississippi 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunting & Fishing Establishes the right to hunt, fish and harvest game animals


Missouri 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Agri Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods, produce food for others Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Firearms Establishes the right to keep and bear arms, ammunition and accessories Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Increases state sales and use taxes for 10 years to fund transportation projects Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Lottery Creates new lottery ticket with profits going toward veterans' programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Civil Rights Protects electronic data from unreasonable searches and seizures Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 2 Criminal Trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials
CICA Amendment 3 Labor Implements performance evaluation for teachers tied to pay, raises, etc.
LRCA Amendment 6 Elections Establishes a six-day long early voting period
LRCA Amendment 10 Gov't Finances Prohibits the governor from estimating available state revenues when making budget recommendations under certain legislative circumstances


Montana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA State Auditor Renaming Amendment Admin of Gov't Renames the position of state auditor to commissioner of securities and insurance
LRSS Late Voter Registration Revision Measure Suffrage Closes late voter registration the Friday before election day


Nevada 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SJR 14 Courts Amends Nevada Constitution to create an intermediate appellate court
LRCA SJR 15 Taxes Amends Nevada Constitution to remove mining tax cap of 5%
IndISS Question 3 Taxes Implements a 2% margins tax on businesses for public schools

New York

New York 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposal 1 Redistricting Creates an independent panel to draw district lines every ten years
LRCA Proposal 2 Legislature Allows for electronic versions of bills rather than requiring paper copies
BI Proposal 3 Bonds Authorizes $2 billion in state bonds to fund technology upgrades in schools

North Carolina

North Carolina 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA SB 399 Criminal Trials Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial

North Dakota

North Dakota 2014 ballot measures

June 10:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Direct Democracy Reduces the filing deadline for initiated petitions from 90 to 120 days before a statewide election Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Measure 1 Abortion Declares in the state constitution that life begins at conception
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Prevents the state from imposing mortgage, sales or transfer taxes on the mortgage or transfer of real property
LRCA Measure 3 Education Abolishes elected State Board of Higher Education and replaces it with appointed Commission of Higher Education
LRCA 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 Divorce & Custody Creates a legal presumption that each parent is a fit parent and entitled to be awarded equal parental rights by a court


Oregon 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Measure 86 Education Amends Oregon Constitution to create fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education; authorizes debt to finance
LRCA Measure 87 Judiciary Allows judges to be hired by the National Guard and public universities; allows school employees to serve in the legislature
VR Measure 88 Immigration Upholds four-year driver licenses for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States
CICA Measure 89 Civil Rights Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex
CISS Measure 90 Elections Creates an open, top-two primary election system
CISS Measure 91 Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana; tasks Oregon Liquor Control Commission with regulation of its sale
CISS Measure 92 Business Reg Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms

Rhode Island

Rhode Island 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
ABR Constitutional Convention Con Cons Dictates whether or not Rhode Island holds a constitutional convention

South Dakota

South Dakota 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Initiated Measure 17 Insurance Allows patients to choose health care provider at no cost
CISS Initiated Measure 18 Minimum wage Raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and increases it each year based on inflation
LRCA Amendment Q Gambling Permits certain forms of gambling in the city of Deadwood upon local voter approval


Tennessee 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


Texas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Transportation Diverts oil and gasoline tax revenues from state's "Rainy Day Fund" into transportation funding


Wyoming 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Constitutional Amendment A Admin of Gov't Allows governor to appoint nonresidents of the state to serve as University of Wyoming trustees

See also