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Illinois 2014 ballot measures

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Two ballot measures are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Illinois.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 29, 2014 and is projected to conclude on May 31, 2014. Currently, two legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, one addressing suffrage and the other trials, are certified for the general election ballot in November. At least two other legislatively-referred constitutional amendments may appear on the ballot, if they are passed by the Illinois General Assembly.

Supporters are currently circulating petitions for the Illinois Independent Redistricting measure and the Term Limits for Legislators measure, both initiated constitutional amendments. If one or both of these measures make it to the ballot, it will be the first time Illinois residents have voted on a binding initiative since 1980. The signature filing deadline for the initiatives is May 5, 2014.

Historical facts

  • Since 1998, an average of one measure has appeared annually on the ballot in Illinois. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1996 have ranged from zero to one.
  • Since 1996, only four years have featured statewide measures on the ballot: 1998, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
  • Since 1998, two of four, or 50%, of Illinois ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, two of four, or 50%, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Right to Vote Amendment Suffrage Provides that no person shall be denied the right to register to vote or to cast a ballot in an election Approveda
LRCA Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Trials Modifies the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights by strengthening the rights of crime victims during criminal court proceedings Approveda
AQ Minimum Wage Increase Question Minimum wage Advises the legislature to increase the state's hourly minimum wage to $10 Approveda
AQ Birth Control in Prescription Drug Coverage Question Healthcare Advises the legislature to require prescription birth control to be covered in prescription drug coverage health insurance plans Approveda
AQ Millionaire Tax Increase for Education Question Taxes Advises the legislature to increase the tax on income greater than one million dollars to provide additional revenue to schools Approveda

Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description

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