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Revision as of 15:05, 20 March 2014

2014 Local Ballot Measures
By election date
By state
By topic
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Local election costs
County website evals.

Local pension measures

Pension Hotspots Reports

Original case study on San Jose and San Diego:

Pension reform: San Jose and San Diego voters weigh in
Notable measures
FrackingGMOsMarijuanaMinimum wageSports arenasSecessionOther
School bonds & taxes
Approval rates of School bonds and taxes
2014 statewide ballot measures
All about Local Measures
CalendarLocal news

In 2014, Ballotpedia is covering all local measures in California as well as any local pension reform efforts on the ballot and any local measures that concern notable or hot button issues.

Coverage of local measures

Pension Hotspots report

Besides having detailed articles on each local measure related to pensions, the local ballot measure project releases a monthly report on pension reform. Below are the 2014 editions:

Notable topics

Ballotpedia is covering the following notable local topics in detail in 2014:

Election details

This page summarizes local issues and keeps track of local election dates as followed on the site.

  • The first tab, Elections, notes each date that an election was held in the year as well as giving a summary of results for elections that have already occurred.
  • The second tab, State, lists each state and lists a few of the measures featured in that state this year.
  • The third tab, Topic lists the most notable topics addressed in various local measures throughout the year.
  • The last tab, News has the most recent news article about local measures as well as listing the last five archived articles.



See also: Local ballot measures, Arizona
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...click here for all 2014 Arizona local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, California

...click here for all 2014 California local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Colorado
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...click here for all 2014 Colorado local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Florida
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...click here for all 2014 Florida local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Illinois
Local ballot measures, Illinois

...click here for all 2014 Illinois local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Michigan
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...click here for all 2014 Michigan local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Missouri
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...click here for all 2014 Missouri local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Ohio
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...click here for all 2014 Ohio local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Oregon
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...click here for all 2014 Oregon local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Washington
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...click here for all 2014 Washington local measures.


See also: Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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...click here for all 2014 Wisconsin local measures.

Below are the most notable topics addressed on local ballot measures in 2014.

See also: Political topics in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 & Notable local measures on the ballot.


see also: Fracking on the ballot


See also: Local GMO on the ballot

Marijuana legalization

See also: Local marijuana on the ballot

Marijuana tax

See also: Local marijuana tax on the ballot

Minimum wage

See also: Local wages and pay on the ballot


See also: Local pensions on the ballot

Development projects

See also: Local zoning, land use and development on the ballot


See also: Notable local measures on the ballot

August 19, 2014 election results: Outcome of Alaska ballot measure election still up in the air

By Brittany Clingen


Nearly 24 hours after polls closed for the August 19 primary election, voters in Alaska still are not certain whether the contentious Ballot Measure 1 was approved or defeated. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the election results are still too close to call due to outstanding absentee and early voting ballots, though it appears the state's voters have opted to reject the measure, with about 52 percent voting "no". Those hoping for a "yes" vote on the measure were at first optimistic, as initial returns showed support for the measure leading. However, the early hours of August 20 painted a different picture, one that is looking more and more like the final result: Ballot Measure 1 being defeated by a slim margin of approximately five percent.[1]

The measure, a veto referendum, sought to repeal Senate Bill 21, which was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Sean Parnell (R) last year. The bill implemented a new taxation system, known as the More Alaska Production Act (MAPA), for companies extracting oil in the state. MAPA replaced the former tax structure, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES), which was ushered in under former governor Sarah Palin (R) in 2007. Those who supported a "yes" vote on Ballot Measure 1 hoped to repeal SB 21, as they felt it was a "giveaway" for oil companies, with little to no upside for Alaskans. Opponents of Ballot Measure 1 wanted to keep MAPA in place and fought for a "no" vote on the measure, believing the tax breaks were necessary to incentivize oil companies to continue drilling in the state.[2][3]

Gov. Parnell, an ardent supporter of SB 21 who opposed Ballot Measure 1, spoke about the apparent outcome of the election, saying, “I think it [MAPA] ought to be given time to work, and the testimony was it will be about three to five years, and I think some of the voters as well who weighed in on the ‘no’ side ... we’re willing to say ‘Let’s give this a chance.’ We saw the production decline under ACES, and it’s time to give another vehicle a chance.”[4] Though the measure now appears poised for defeat, supporters are encouraged by the narrow margin, especially in light of how much money was poured into the opposition campaign versus the supporting one. "I think it's very close, but very exciting, with the millions spent by the oil companies," said Malcolm Roberts, a member of the Yes on 1 steering committee.[1] The opposing groups raised over $14.2 million, while supporters collected just over $487,000.[5]

Stay tuned to this page for updates and final results.

Other local ballot measure news

Ballotpedia News

See also

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