Missouri Save Our Secret Ballot (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
The same initiative has been filed in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. Currently, legislation, also known as the Employee Free Choice Act, is pending before the United States Congress that would remove that requirement from federal law.
The official ballot title is (certified March 25, 2009):
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:
- restate the existing statutory guarantee of a secret ballot in federal, state, and local elections; and
- change the current law relating to employees organizing for union or other representation by eliminating the ability of employees to use the existing sign up process to choose such representation and only allowing a secret ballot election?
According to the secretary of state's office the ballot measure is estimated to have "no costs or savings to state or local governmental entities."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Missouri signature requirements
To qualify for the ballot, each initiative requires signatures from registered voters equal to 8% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts. Petition signatures are due by May 2, 2010.
State of Missouri
Jefferson City (capital)
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