Michigan 2014 ballot measures

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Two ballot measures have been certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in Michigan. Seven potential measures, two legislative referrals and five citizen initiatives, may appear on the ballot.

Topics on the ballot include: hunting and taxes.

Historical facts

  • Since 1992, an average of 4 measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Michigan. Therefore, 2014 is a below average year based on the currently certified measures.
  • The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1992 have ranged from 1 to 6.
  • Since 1992, 21 of 44 or 47.73% of Michigan ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 23 of 44 or 52.27% of measures have been defeated.
  • On the 2012 Michigan ballot, not one of the ballot measures was approved by a majority.

On the ballot

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 Result
VR Proposal 1 Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula Defeatedd
VR Proposal 2 Hunting Overturns law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species Defeatedd

Potential measures

Seven additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014.

The two legislatively-referred constitutional amendments that may appear on the ballot must receive a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate before they can be placed on the ballot. Neither have been voted upon as of December 5, 2013.

The two initiated constitutional amendments must first be filed with the Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections. One has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather 332,609 signatures and submit them by July 7, 2014.

The three indirect initiated state statutes have been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather 258,087 signatures and submit them by May 28, 2014.

The veto referendum has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather 161,304 signatures and submit within 90 days following the final adjournment of the legislative session at which the law was enacted.[1]

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description

• LRCA = Legislative amendments
• LRSS = Legislative state statute
• ICA = initiated constitutional amendment
• ISS = initiated state statute

Filing cabinet.png = Initiative proposed and filed.

Clipboard128.png = Initiative approved for circulation

ExamineBallot.png = Initiative signatures submitted for review.

StateLegislatures icon.jpg = State legislature reviewing initiative.[2]

See also


External links


  1. Michigan Secretary of State, “Initiative and Referendum Petitions,” November 2013
  2. Legislative review only done in states where the indirect initiative process is implemented.