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Revision as of 00:24, 22 July 2014

2014 Local Ballot Measures
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This page is a summary of all the local 2014 ballot measure elections covered by Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia staff covers all local ballot measure elections in California and selected local ballot measures in other states on hot-button political topics. Local ballot measure elections occur in all 50 states.

As of June 26, 2014, besides comprehensive coverage of California local measures, the Local Ballot Measure project is tracking 72 notable local measures and five local pension related measures. In January, February, March, April, May and June of 2014 elections on 177 local measures were covered, with 135 approved and 42 defeated.[1]

On April 22, 2014, voters in King County defeated Proposition 1, which sought $130 million in new sales tax and car tab revenue to fund the Metro system and road repair.

The May 20 election in Oregon featured two measures that garnered national attention, as well as spending from national corporations. Voters in Jackson County and Johnson County chose to approve prohibitions against the production or cultivation of genetically modified organisms within county boundaries. Opponents of the bans spent nearly a million dollars to defeat them, making these races the biggest local ballot battles in 2014 as of the end of May, 2014.

June 3 was the 6th date in 2014 for local ballot measure elections in California.

One hundred and forty-five local measures were presented to voters across California on June 3, 2014. Out of the total measures, 29 were defeated and 116 were approved. Other new and unique local ballot measures also popped up around the state.

Santa Barbara Measure M, a unique initiative, spearheaded by Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam, if approved, would have required the county to maintain all county-owned roads, parks and buildings in the same or better condition. Measure M was defeated.[2][3]

Perhaps the most notable measure on the ballot was approved in San Francisco, where voters saw a question to require voter approval for any construction project on the waterfront that exceeds current height zoning limits.[4][5]

After a year of delays and lawsuits, electors in Loveland, Colorado, finally cast votes on a two-year fracking suspension - Question 1. They narrowly defeated the measure on the controversial special election date of June 24, 2014.

Notable topics

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

Fracking

The first of at least seven 2014 local measures seeking a ban on fracking was defeated in Johnson County, Illinois on March 18, 2014. Since then two more local fracking bans were defeated, one in Loveland, Colorado, and one in Youngstown, Ohio.

GMOs

Minimum wage

Chicago featured the first of many local measures concerning a minimum wage increase, where voters in a sampling of city precincts overwhelmingly approved an advisory question asking for a $15 per hour minimum wage for large companies.

Elections

January

Ballotpedia did not cover any local ballot measure elections in January.

February

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11

March

4
18
Yes on Solana Beach Prop B campaign logo

April

1
8
22

May

6
Campaign logo of anti-fracking group in Butte County
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June

3
24

July

29

August

5
7

September

Ballotpedia is currently not covering any local ballot measure elections in September. If there is a ballot measure that you would like to see Ballotpedia cover please email the Local Ballot Measure Project staff writer.

October

Ballotpedia is currently not covering any local ballot measure elections in October. If there is a ballot measure that you would like to see Ballotpedia cover please email the Local Ballot Measure Project staff writer.

November

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Image from Eureka Fair Wage Act website

December

Ballotpedia is currently not covering any local ballot measure elections in December. If there is a ballot measure that you would like to see Ballotpedia cover please email the Local Ballot Measure Project staff writer.

By state

Alaska

See also: Local ballot measures, Alaska
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Arizona

See also: Local ballot measures, Arizona
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California

See also: Local ballot measures, California
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Colorado

See also: Local ballot measures, Colorado
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Florida

See also: Local ballot measures, Florida
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Idaho

See also: Local ballot measures, Idaho
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Illinois

See also: Local ballot measures, Illinois
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Michigan

See also: Local ballot measures, Michigan
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Minnesota

See also: Local ballot measures, Minnesota
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Missouri

See also: Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Nebraska

See also: Local ballot measures, Nebraska
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Ohio

See also: Local ballot measures, Ohio
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Oregon

See also: Local ballot measures, Oregon
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Washington

See also: Local ballot measures, Washington
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Wisconsin

See also: Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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By topic

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.

Fracking

see also: Fracking on the ballot
Graphic by Anthony Freda

GMOs

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
"Yes on Eureka Fair Wage Act" campaign art

Minimum wage

See also: Local wages and pay on the ballot


Pension

See also: Local pensions on the ballot
Phoenix Committee for Pension Reform campaign image

Development projects

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


Miscellaneous

See also: Notable local measures on the ballot



See also



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