California "Common Sense Voting Act" Initiative (2014)
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Text of measure
- "Prohibits citizen's vote at the polls from being counted unless he or she presents government-issued photo-identification. Establishes provisional voting for citizens at the polls who fail to present government-issued photo-identification. Requires that provisional ballots and mail-in ballots be deemed invalid unless the accompanying envelope contains the citizen's birthdate, and citizen's identification number or last four digits of driver's license, state identification card, or social security number. Requires that election officials verify this information prior to opening or counting ballot."
Fiscal impact statement:
- "Increased local government elections costs and decreased state fee revenues, potentially in the range of tens of millions of dollars per year. Potentially increased state funding (about $100 million) to local governments, offset by an equal amount of decreased state funding to local governments in future years."
Path to the ballot
- Elise Richmond submitted a letter requesting a title and summary on November 6, 2013.
- A title and summary was issued by the Attorney General of California's office on December 31, 2013.
- 504,760 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
- Supporters had until May 30, 2014, to collect and submit the required number of signatures, as petition circulators are given 150 days to circulate petitions.
- The Secretary of State’s suggested signature filing deadline for the November 4, 2014, ballot was April 18, 2014. This means that if supporters had submitted enough valid signatures by May 30 but after April 18, the measure could have been pushed back as far as the next statewide general election, in November 2016.