Petition drive deadlines in 2008, arranged by date

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See also: Petition drive deadlines in 2008 for a chart arranged alphabetically by state.

State Signature filing deadlines
for 2008 ballots
Signatures required for
constitutional amendment
Signatures required for
state statute
Certification deadline
Massachusetts 2008 deadline passed 65,825 65,825 + 11,099[1] -
Mississippi 2008 deadline passed - Not permitted in Mississippi -
Alaska 2008 deadline passed Not permitted in Alaska 23,831 -
South Dakota 2008 deadline for constitutional amendments has passed[2] 33,551 16,776 -
California 2008 deadlines for February and June ballots have passed[3] 694,323 433,952 -
Nevada Deadline for statutory initiatives has passed[4] 58,628 58,628 -
Maine Deadline passed[5] Not permitted in Maine 55,087 -
Florida Deadline passed[6] 611,009 Not permitted in Florida -
Wyoming Deadline passed[7] Not permitted in Wyoming 29,433 -
North Dakota Deadline passed for June 10 primary ballot[8] 25,688 12,844 -
South Dakota Deadline passed for initiated statutes[9] 33,551 16,776 -
Idaho Deadline passed (April 30) Not permitted in Idaho 45,893 June 30
Missouri Deadline passed (May 4)[10] Between 137,600 and 150,496[11] Between 86,000 and 94,060[12] -
Nevada Deadline passed (May 20)[13] for constitutional amendments 58,628 58,628 -
Michigan Deadline passed (May 28) for initiated statute 380,126 304,101 -
Utah Deadline passed (June 1)[14] Not permitted in Utah 91,996 for direct initiative
45,998 for indirect initiative
-
Montana Deadline passed (June 20)[15] 44,615 22,308 -
California Deadline passed (June 26)[16] 694,323 433,952 -
Arizona Deadline passed (July 3)[17] 230,047 153,365 -
Oregon Deadline passed (July 3) 110,358 82,769 -
Washington Deadline passed (July 3)[18] Not permitted in Washington - -
Nebraska Deadline passed (July 4)[19] Approximately 115,000[20] Approx. 77,000[21] -
Arkansas Deadline passed (July 7) 77,468 61,974 September 15
Michigan Deadline passed (July 7) for initiated amendment 380,126 304,101 -
Colorado August 4
(or six months from start of petition drive)
80,571 80,571 -
North Dakota August 5 for November 4 general election[22] 25,688 12,844 -
Ohio August 6[23] 402,275 - -
Oklahoma 60 days before November 4
(or 90 days from start of petition drive)
138,970 74,117 -

See also

Notes

  1. Massachusetts signature requirements
  2. South Dakota voter initiatives
  3. Suggested initiative deadlines from the California Secretary of State (dead link)
  4. State of Nevada Initiative & Referendum Guide
  5. Maine: Deadlines for Current Citizen Initiatives
  6. Florida Adopted Rules (dead link)
  7. Wyoming 2008 initiative and referendum information
  8. North Dakota Ballot Measure Filing Deadlines and Signature Requirements
  9. South Dakota voter initiatives
  10. Missouri: Make Your Voice Heard (PDF file)
  11. Missouri signature requirements based on 2004 gubernatorial election
  12. Missouri signature requirements based on 2004 gubernatorial election
  13. State of Nevada Initiative & Referendum Guide (PDF file)
  14. Utah information about initiatives (dead link)
  15. Montana Code Annotated 2007
  16. Suggested initiative deadlines from the California Secretary of State (dead link)
  17. Arizona 2008 initiatives and referenda
  18. Washington Elections Calendar for July 2008
  19. Official Election Calendar: State of Nebraska (PDF file)
  20. In Nebraska, the number of signatures required to certify an initiative for the ballot is based on the number of registered voters on the state's official list of registered voters as of the deadline for turning in the signatures. See Nebraska signature requirements.
  21. Unknowable with exactitude in advance. See previous note.
  22. North Dakota Ballot Measure Filing Deadlines and Signature Requirements
  23. Procedures for an initiated constitutional amendment in Ohio