Deadline for Florida petition drives approaches

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January 30, 2012

By Eric Veram


Florida: With the petition deadline of February 1 being just two days away there are 24 public initiatives awaiting certification. Supporters of these petitions must gather at least 676,811 valid signatures and submit them by the deadline if they wish to qualify for this year's ballot. However, in the state of Florida, if the petitions fail to acquire the required amount by this year's deadline, the signatures on it will remain valid for two years before petitioners are required to start over.

Of the initiatives listed on the Florida Secretary of State's website, 7 are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments which have been certified and will appear on the ballot this November. Currently, there are another 3 such amendments working their way through the Florida legislature.

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