Local ballot measure elections in 2014
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- 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 which have been voted on in that state this year.
- The third tab, Topic lists the main topics addressed in various 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
- See also: Local ballot measures, California
- City of Marysville Sales Tax, Measure W (November 2014)
- City of Marysville Sales Tax Revenue Expenditure Advisory Question, Measure Y (November 2014)
- Olivehurst Public Utilities Fire Service Area Parcel Tax, Measure X (November 2014)
- Vallejo City Unified School District Bond Issue, Measure E (November 2014)
- Vacaville Unified School District Bond Issue, Measure A (November 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Colorado
- Town of Palisade Retail Marijuana Legalization, Measure 2A (November 2014)
- Cañon City Marijuana Retail Legalization, Measure 2C (November 2014)
- Town of Palmer Lake Recreational Marijuana Retail Ban, Measure 301 (November 2014)
- Town of Palmer Lake Marijuana Retail Legalization & Taxation, Measure 300 (November 2014)
- Town of Ramah Marijuana Retail Legalization, Measure 2B (November 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Florida
- Marion County One Mill School Funding Referendum
- City of Miami David Beckham's Soccer Stadium Referendum (November 2014)
- Alachua County Citizens United Advisory Referendum: "Corporations are not People, Money is not Speech" (November 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Illinois
- Johnson County Fracking Ban Referendum (March 2014)
- City of Chicago $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Referendum (March 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Michigan
- City of Clare Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
- City of Portage Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
- Grosse Pointe Park Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
- City of Huntington Woods Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
- City of Pleasant Ridge Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal (November 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Missouri
- See also: Local ballot measures, Ohio
- City of Kent "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban Initiative, Issue 21 (November 2014)
- Youngstown "Community Bill of Rights" Frack Ban, Issue 4 (November 2014)
- Village of Gates Mills "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban, Issue 51 (November 2014)
- City of Niles "Community Bill of Rights" Fracking Ban Initiative (November 2014)
- City of Athens Fracking Ban Initiative, Issue 7 (November 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Oregon
- Benton County Genetically Modified Organism Ban (2014)
- Lane County Genetically Modified Organism Ban (2014)
- Josephine County Genetically Modified Organism Ban, Measure 17-58 (May 2014)
- Jackson County Genetically Modified Organism Ban, Measure 15-119 (May 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Washington
- City of Seattle $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Increase Veto Referendum (November 2014)
- King County Transportation District Sales Tax and Vehicle Registration Fee, Proposition 1 (April 2014), Supporters
- King County Transportation District Sales Tax and Vehicle Registration Fee, Proposition 1 (April 2014)
- April 22, 2014 ballot measures in Washington
- City of Seattle $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Initiative (November 2014)
- See also: Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
- Clear Lake School District Bond Issue Question (May 2013)
- Dane County Election Day Registration Question (April 2013)
- Wisconsin Heights School District Tax Levy Revenue Question (April 2013)
- Washington School District Tax Levy Revenue Question (April 2013)
- Wabeno Area School District Tax Levy Revenue Question (April 2013)
Below is a sampling of topics addressed on local ballot measures in 2014.
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Edited by Brittany Clingen
Only two weeks have passed since the November 4 general election, and already, activists across the country are resurrecting issues from 2014 ballots and gearing up for new campaigns in 2015 and 2016. Marijuana, firearms and fracking all featured prominently on statewide and local ballots in 2014. If supporters can successfully land more of these measures on the ballot, future election cycles are bound to be just as, if not more, contentious, especially given that 2016 is a presidential election year.
Marijuana and firearms measures poised to appear on Nevada 2016 ballot:
After voters passed recreational marijuana measures in Oregon and Alaska, activists wasted no time mobilizing another campaign for 2016, this time in Nevada. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, which is officially supporting the measure, turned in over 200,000 signatures - approximately 98,000 more than the 101,667 required - by the November 11 deadline. If the measure appears on the 2016 ballot and is approved by voters, it would legalize one ounce or less of marijuana for recreational use for people who are at least 21 years old. The initiative would tax marijuana sales and allocate revenue from the tax to education. Democrats in the Silver State are trying to persuade Republicans, who now maintain a trifecta in the state government, to pass recreational marijuana use via legislation in order to avoid a ballot measure on the topic. Democrats contend that a marijuana question on the 2016 ballot will draw herds of Democratic voters to the polls, bolstering blue candidates' chances of success. If the legislature does not act on the issue, it will automatically be referred to voters as an initiated state statute in 2016.
Those in favor of stricter background checks on gun purchasers are riding the coattails of Washington's successful I-594. The proposed Nevada measure shares some similarities with I-594, which was passed at the polls in November. Upon voter approval, Nevada's measure would require that an unlicensed person who wishes to sell or transfer a firearm to another person conduct the transfer through a licensed gun dealer who runs a background check. A licensed dealer may charge a "reasonable fee" for his or her service. The measure exempts certain transfers of firearms from background checks, including transfers between immediate family members and temporary transfers while hunting or for immediate self-defense. The group, Nevadans for Background Checks, turned in approximately 250,000 signatures by the deadline, according to Kayla Keller, a spokeswoman for the group. Only 101,667 valid signatures were required to put the measure before the legislature in 2015. If no legislative action is taken, the measure will ultimately go before voters in 2016.
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