Montana counties turn in initiative signatures to Secretary of State

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July 19, 2010

HELENA, Montana: Montana counties had until July 16, 2010 to turn in initiative signatures to the Montana Secretary of State that were submitted to them by initiative sponsors on June 18, 2010. The Secretary of State now has until August 19, 2010 to count those signatures in order to place proposal on the ballot. If initiative efforts collected enough signatures to place their measure on the ballot, they will appear before voters on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot.[1]

The earliest date to begin the process of circulating petitions for signatures for 2010 ballot issues was June 18, 2009. The required amount of signatures for a state statute is 24,337. The required number of statutes for constitutional amendments is 48,673.

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