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Missouri Initiative Reform Measure (2012)

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The Missouri Initiative Reform Amendment did not appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as an initiated state statute. The measure proposed overhauling the way ballot measures are handled.

Text of measure

The ballot title for the petition relating to initiative reform reads:[1]

Shall Missouri law be amended to modify procedures regarding initiative and referendum petitions including counting signatures that are not in compliance with current state laws, creating additional petition circulation offenses, and establishing court deadlines for certain legal challenges?



State government would incur estimated costs of up to $76,000 and could incur other unknown potential litigation costs. Local election authorities could incur estimated costs exceeding $1 million if ballot reprinting would be necessary.

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See also: Missouri signature requirements

To qualify for the ballot, the initiative required signatures from registered voters equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts. Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot were due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.

The measure was certified on January 24, 2011.[2]

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