Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections

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The signature-filing deadline is the date by which candidates must file nominating signatures with election officials in order to have their name placed on the ballot.

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Primary Information for 2014

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2014 Congressional primary information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Candidates must qualify with political parties to gain ballot access to the primary election.[1] 116
Alaska Red padlock.png6/2/2014 8/19/2014 Candidates must pay a $100 Filing Fee.[2] 78
Arizona Red padlock.png 5/28/2014 8/26/2014 Write-in candidates must file by 7/17/2014.[3] Signature requirements vary by district.[4] 90
Arkansas Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Independent candidates must also submit petitions with the Secretary of State Office. Those are due by 5/1/2014.[5][6] 68
California Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Candidates may pay a filing fee instead of submitting petitions. If they choose to do this, their deadline is 3/7/2014. The candidate filing fee is equal to 1% of the first year's salary, $1,740.[7] Write-in candidates must file by 5/20/2014.[8] 113
Colorado Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Candidates may also file by assembly nomination through a major party and by the write-in process. Major party candidates must file by 4/12/2014, and write-in candidates must file by 4/18/2014.[9][10][11] Major party candidates for Senate are required to have 1,500 signatures per congressional district. Minor party candidates for Senate are required to have 1,000 signatures or signatures equal to 2% of votes, whichever is less. Major party candidates for the House are required to have 1,000 signatures, or 30% of the votes, whichever is less. Minor party candidates for House are required to have 800 signatures or 2% of votes, whichever is less.[12] 85
Connecticut Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 8/12/2014 Candidates running by petition must collect registered voter signatures equal to one percent of the votes cast in the previous election for the same office or 7,500 signatures of registered voters, whichever is fewer.[13] 63
Delaware Red padlock.png 7/8/2014 9/9/2014 The filing fee amount is set by the candidate's political party and is payable to the candidate's political party. There is no filing fee for independent candidates.[14] 63
Florida Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 8/26/2014 The filing deadline for candidates paying a filing fee instead of submitting petitions is 5/2/2014.[15][16] Major political party candidates must pay a filing fee of $10,440 and candidates without a party must pay a filing fee of $6,960. Senate Candidates must submit 112,174 signatures, and House candidates must submit 2,298 signatures.[17] 148
Georgia Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Candidates must pay a filing fee of $5,220, 3% of the annual salary of $174,000.[18] 53
Hawaii Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 8/9/2014 Filing Fees vary with Office sought. Signature requirements range from 15-25 signatures depending on office.[19] 67
Idaho Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Candidates are required to pay a $300 fee and file 500 signatures from with the congressional district.[20] 67
Illinois Red padlock.png 12/2/2013 Red padlock.png 3/18/2014 Established party candidates must collect signatures equal to at least one-half of one percent of the total number of registered voters qualified to vote in their party's primary in the last presidential election. Independent candidates and new party candidates must collect signatures equal to no less than five percent of the total number of voters who voted in the same congressional district in the most recent general election, but independent candidates cannot collect more than eight percent of that total.[21] 106
Indiana Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit at least 4,500 signatures, with 500 signatures from each of the 9 congressional districts.Independent candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 2% of the votes cast in the previous election for Secretary of State, or 34,194. Candidate for House that are independent or minor party candidates must obtain signatures from registered voters equal to 2% of the total votes cast for

secretary of state in the 2010 general election in the election district the candidate seeks to represent.[22]

88
Iowa Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 No Filing Fees. Signature Requirements will be based on 2010 voting results, and will vary when new 2011 Redistrict Law goes into effect.[23] 81
Kansas Red padlock.png6/2/2014 8/5/2014 Major Party Candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 1% of Party and a filing fee of 1% of Salary ($1,740) + $20. Candidates for House are required to submit signatures equal to 2% of Party and a filing fee equal to 1% of Salary ($1,740) + $20. Independent Candidates for both the House and Senate are required to submit 5,000 signatures and a filing fee of 1% of Salary ($1,740) +$20.[24] 64
Kentucky Red padlock.png 1/28/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Independent, political group and political organization candidates must file by April 1, 2014.[25] Candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit a $500 Filing Fee.[26] 102
Louisiana 8/22/2014 11/4/2014 Candidates for Senate and House must pay a $600 Qualifying Fee and Democratic and Republican Candidates must also pay a $300 State Central Committee Fee. Candidates for Senate may submit nominating petitions in lieu of fees with 5,000 signatures, with no less than 500 signatures from each congressional district. Candidates for House may submit nominating petitions in lieu of fees with 1,000 signatures.[27] 74
Maine Red padlock.png 3/17/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 The deadline for independent candidates is 6/2/2014.[28] Major Party Candidates for House are required to submit 1,000-1,500 signatures. Major party candidates for Senate are required to submit 2,000-3,000 signatures. Non-Party Candidates for Senate are required to submit 4,000-6,000 signatures. Non-party candidates for House are required to submit 2,000-3,000 signatures.[29] 85
Maryland Red padlock.png 2/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Filing fee varies with office sought.[30] Candidates for House must pay a $100 filing fee. Candidates for Senate must pay a $290 filing fee.[31] 129
Massachusetts Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 9/9/2014 The 5/6/2014 deadline is for candidates to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters in order to be certified. Candidates must also file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by 6/3/2014. The deadline for non-party candidates running for federal and statewide offices to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters for certification is 7/29/2014, and the deadline for these non-party candidates to file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is 8/26/2014.[32] Candidates for House must submit at least 2,000 signatures.[33][34] Candidates for Senate must submit at least 10,000 signatures.[33] 126
Michigan Red padlock.png 4/22/2014 8/5/2014 Partisan Candidates must submit at least 1,000 valid signatures by 4/22/2014. Independent Candidates must submit at least 3,000 valid signatures by 7/17/2014.[35] 105
Minnesota Red padlock.png6/3/2014 8/12/2014 Major party candidates must submit a $400 Filing Fee for Senate and a $300 Filing Fee for House. In place of the filing fee, candidates may submit 2,000 signatures for Senate and 1,000 signatures for House. A candidate not running as a member of a major political party must file a nominating petition to have his or her name placed on the general election ballot, with 2,000 signatures required for Senate and 1,000 signatures required for House. Independent candidates have the option of paying the filing fee instead of submitting signatures.[36] 70
Mississippi Red padlock.png 3/1/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must submit a $300 filing fee, and candidates for House must submit a $200 filing fee. Independent candidates must submit 1,000 signatures for Senate and 200 signatures for House.[37] 94
Missouri Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 8/5/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit a $200 filing fee. Candidates for House must submit a $100 filing fee.[38] 133
Montana Red padlock.png 3/10/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $1,740 filing fee.[39] 85
Nebraska Red padlock.png 2/18/2014 for incumbents; Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 for all others Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 Incumbents running for re-election must file by 2/18/2014.[25] Candidates for Senate and House must pay a filing fee of $1,740.[40] 71
Nevada Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit a $500 filing fee. Candidates for House must submit a $300 filing fee.[41] 88
New Hampshire Red padlock.png6/13/2014 9/9/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must submit $100 filing fee or 200 signatures. Major party candidates for House must submit a $50 filing fee or 100 signatures. Independent candidates for Senate must submit $100 AND 1,500 signatures for EACH district (3,000 signatures total). Independent candidates for House must submit a $50 filing fee AND 1,500 signatures.[42] 88
New Jersey Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must submit 1,000 signatures and major party candidates for House must submit 200 signatures.[43] 64
New Mexico Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a $50 filing fee. Signature requirements vary with a 2% and 4% threshold and depending on political party and office.[44] 119
New York Red padlock.png 4/10/2014[45] Red padlock.png6/24/2014[46] Major party candidates for either Senate or House must submit signatures equal to 5% of the enrolled voters of the political unit, or 1,250 signatures, whichever is less. Independent candidates for Senate or House must submit 5% of enrolled voters of the political unit, or 3,500 signatures, whichever is less.[47] 71
North Carolina Red padlock.png 2/28/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Candidates must pay a $1,740 filing fee.[48] 67
North Dakota Red padlock.png 4/7/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Signature requirement are equal to 3% of the total votes cast for the candidates of the same party for the same office in the last general election. (No more than 300 signatures required)[49] 64
Ohio Red padlock.png 2/5/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay a $150 filing fee. Major party candidates must submit at least 1,000 signatures, minor party candidates 500 signatures, and independent party candidates at least 5,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a $85 filing fee. Major party candidates must submit at least 50 signatures and minor party candidates at least 25 signatures. Independent candidates have signature requirements based on the number of votes cast in the congressional district in the last general election for governor. If there were fewer than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 25 signatures, or 5% of the vote, whichever is less. If there were more than 5,000 votes in the last election, the signature requirement would be 1% of the vote.[50] 90
Oklahoma Red padlock.png 4/11/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 74
Oregon Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Senate candidates must pay $150 filing and to be included in the Voters Pamphlet submit 500 verified signatures or $3,000. House candidates must pay $100 filing fee and to be in included in the Voters Pamphlet submit 300 verified signatures or $2,500.[51] 70
Pennsylvania Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay a $200 filing fee and submit at least 2,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a $150 filing fee and submit at least 1,000 signatures.[52] 70
Rhode Island Red padlock.png6/25/2014 9/9/2014 Candidates must submit 500 signatures.[53] 76
South Carolina Red padlock.png 3/30/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Major party candidates for Senate must pay $10,440 filing fee, to be paid by party. Major party candidates for House must pay $3,480 filing fee, to be paid by party.[54] 72
South Dakota Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png6/3/2014 Republican candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 1,951 signatures, equal to 1% of the votes for the 2010 republican gubernatorial candidate, 195,406. Democratic candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 1,221 signatures, equal to 1% of the 2010 democratic gubernatorial candidates, 122,037. Independent candidates for Senate and House are required to submit 3,171 signatures, equal to 1% of the total votes for governor in 2010, 317,083. Newly Recognized Political Party candidates for Senate and House must submit 250 signatures. Candidates for Senate and House forming a new political party must submit $7,928 signatures, equal to 2.5% of the total vote for governor in 2010, 317,083.[55] 65
Tennessee Red padlock.png 4/3/2014 8/7/2014 A nominating petition with at least 25 signatures from voters from the candidate's district.[56] 116
Texas Red padlock.png 12/9/2013 Red padlock.png 3/4/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay a filing fee of $5,000 or submit 5,000 signatures. Candidates for House must pay a filing fee of $3,125 or 500 signatures. Independent candidates for Senate must submit signatures equal to 1% of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in applicable territory in 2010 general election. Independent candidates for House must submit signatures equal to 5% of votes for gubernatorial candidates cast in the applicable territory in the 2010 general election.[57] 85
Utah Red padlock.png 3/20/2014 Red padlock.png6/24/2014 Candidates for Senate must pay filing fee of $1,305. Candidates for House must pay filing fee of $435.[58] 96
Vermont Red padlock.png6/12/2014 8/26/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House, both major and minor parties, must submit 500 signatures.[59] 75
Virginia Red padlock.png 3/27/2014 Red padlock.png6/10/2014 Candidates for House must pay a $3,480 filing fee and submit at least 1,000 signatures.[60] 75
Washington Red padlock.png 5/16/2014 8/5/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[61] 81
West Virginia Red padlock.png 1/25/2014 Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 Candidates for both Senate and House must submit a filing fee of $1,740.[62] 108
Wisconsin Red padlock.png6/2/2014 8/12/2014 Candidates for Senate must submit 2,000-4,000 signatures. Candidates for House must submit 1,000-2,000 signatures.[63] 85
Wyoming Red padlock.png 5/30/2014 8/19/2014 New party candidates and Independent candidates for both Senate and House are required to submit 3,740 signatures.[64] 74

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2014 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
Alabama Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 116
Alaska Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 8/19/2014 The filing fee for governor and lieutenant governor is $100.[65] 85
Arizona Red padlock.png 5/28/2014 8/26/2014 Write-in candidates must file by 7/17/2014.[66] 90
Arkansas Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 Independent candidates must also submit petitions with the Secretary of State Office. Those are due by 5/1/2014.[5][6] 68
California Red padlock.png 2/20/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 Candidates must submit a minimum of 3,000 registered voters' signatures to the counties in which the signers reside. Instead of filing petitions, candidates may instead pay a fee equal to one percent of the salary of the desired office to their home county elections office.[67][68] That fee is due by 3/7/2014. Write-in candidates must file by 5/20/2014.[69] 113
Colorado Red padlock.png 3/31/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Candidates may also file by assembly nomination with a major party and by the write-in process. Major party candidates must file by 4/12/2014, and write-in candidates must file by 4/18/2014.[9][10][11] 85
Connecticut Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 8/12/2014 Candidates running by petition must collect registered voter signatures equal to one percent of the votes cast in the previous election for the same office or 7,500 signatures of registered voters, whichever is fewer.[70] 63
Delaware Red padlock.png 7/8/2014 9/9/2014 63
Florida Red padlock.png 5/19/2014 8/26/2014 The deadline for candidates paying a filing fee instead of submitting petitions is 6/20/2014.[71][72] 99
Georgia Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 53
Hawaii Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 8/9/2014 67
Idaho Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 67
Illinois Red padlock.png 12/2/2013 Red padlock.png 3/18/2014 106
Indiana Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 88
Iowa Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 81
Kansas Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 8/5/2014 64
Louisiana 8/22/2014 11/4/2014 74
Maine Red padlock.png 3/17/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 The deadline for independent candidates is 6/2/2014.[73] 85
Maryland Red padlock.png 2/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 Filing fees depend upon the office sought. The fee must be paid either by check, money order or cash. It is permissible for a state candidate’s campaign finance entity to pay the fee.[74] 129
Massachusetts Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 9/9/2014 The 5/6/2014 deadline is for candidates to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters in order to be certified. Candidates must also file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth by 6/3/2014. The deadline for non-party candidates running for federal and statewide offices to file nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters for certification is 7/29/2014, and the deadline for these non-party candidates to file paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is 8/26/2014.[75] 126
Michigan Red padlock.png 4/22/2014 8/5/2014 Candidates for governor must file 15,000 valid signatures from at least half of the congressional districts in the state.[76] Candidates for the offices of Secretary of State and Attorney General do not participate in the primary election.[77] 105
Minnesota Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 8/12/2014 70
Missouri Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 8/5/2014 133
Montana Red padlock.png 3/10/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 85
Nebraska Red padlock.png 3/3/2014 Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 Incumbents running for re-election must file by 2/18/2014.[25] 71
Nevada Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 88
New Hampshire Red padlock.png 6/13/2014 9/9/2014 88
New Mexico Red padlock.png 2/4/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 119
New York - 9/9/2014
North Dakota Red padlock.png 4/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 64
Ohio Red padlock.png 2/5/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 90
Oklahoma Red padlock.png 4/11/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 74
Oregon Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 70
Pennsylvania Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 70
Rhode Island Red padlock.png 6/25/2014 9/9/2014 76
South Carolina Red padlock.png 3/30/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 72
South Dakota Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 65
Tennessee Red padlock.png 4/3/2014 8/7/2014 116
Texas Red padlock.png 12/9/2013 Red padlock.png 3/4/2014 85
Vermont Red padlock.png 6/12/2014 8/26/2014 75
Wisconsin Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 8/12/2014 85
Wyoming Red padlock.png 5/30/2014 8/19/2014 74


See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state legislative elections

Red padlock.png = A deadline that has passed. Note: Ballot access is a complicated issue. The dates in the table below are primarily for candidates filing for access to the primary. For more detailed information about each state's qualification requirements -- including all relevant ballot access dates for the primary and general election -- click to our detailed pages in the state column.

2014 State Legislative Primary Information
State Filing Deadline Primary Date Days from Deadline to Primary
Alabama Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 116
Alaska Red padlock.png 6/2/2014[78] 8/19/2014 78
Arizona Red padlock.png 5/28/2014[79] 8/26/2014 90
Arkansas Red padlock.png 3/3/2014[5][6] Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 78
California Red padlock.png 3/7/2014[67][80][81] Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 88
Colorado Red padlock.png 3/31/2014[9][10] Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 85
Connecticut Red padlock.png 6/10/2014[82] 8/12/2014 90
Delaware Red padlock.png 7/8/2014 9/9/2014 63
Florida Red padlock.png 6/20/2014[83][84] 8/26/2014 67
Georgia Red padlock.png 3/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 74
Hawaii Red padlock.png 6/3/2014[85][86] 8/9/2014 67
Idaho Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 78
Illinois Red padlock.png 12/2/2013 Red padlock.png 3/18/2014 106
Indiana Red padlock.png 2/7/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 88
Iowa Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 81
Kansas Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 8/5/2014 65
Kentucky Red padlock.png 1/28/2014[25][87] Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 112
Maine Red padlock.png 3/17/2014[88] Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 85
Maryland Red padlock.png 2/25/2014[74] Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 119
Massachusetts Red padlock.png 6/3/2014[89] 9/9/2014 98
Michigan Red padlock.png 4/22/2014 8/5/2014 105
Minnesota Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 8/12/2014 70
Missouri Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 8/5/2014 133
Montana Red padlock.png 3/10/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 85
Nebraska Red padlock.png 3/3/2014[25] Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 85
Nevada Red padlock.png 3/14/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 88
New Hampshire Red padlock.png 6/13/2014 9/9/2014 88
New Mexico Red padlock.png 2/4/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 119
New York Red padlock.png 7/10/2014 9/9/2014 61
North Carolina Red padlock.png 2/28/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 67
North Dakota Red padlock.png 4/7/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 64
Ohio Red padlock.png 2/5/2014 Red padlock.png 5/6/2014 90
Oklahoma Red padlock.png 4/11/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 74
Oregon Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 70
Pennsylvania Red padlock.png 3/11/2014 Red padlock.png 5/20/2014 70
Rhode Island Red padlock.png 6/25/2014 9/9/2014 76
South Carolina Red padlock.png 3/30/2014 Red padlock.png 6/10/2014 72
South Dakota Red padlock.png 3/25/2014 Red padlock.png 6/3/2014 70
Tennessee Red padlock.png 4/3/2014 8/7/2014 126
Texas Red padlock.png 12/9/2013 Red padlock.png 3/4/2014 85
Utah Red padlock.png 3/20/2014 Red padlock.png 6/24/2014 96
Vermont Red padlock.png 6/12/2014 8/26/2014 75
Washington Red padlock.png 5/17/2014 8/5/2014 80
West Virginia Red padlock.png 1/25/2014 Red padlock.png 5/13/2014 108
Wisconsin Red padlock.png 6/2/2014 8/12/2014 71
Wyoming Red padlock.png 5/30/2014 8/19/2014 81


Main article: Petition drive deadlines, 2014

Red padlock.png = A deadline that has passed. Some states have more than one deadline, with differing deadlines depending on the type of ballot measure or because there are multiple stages in the petition submission process. The information below includes the filing deadlines and signature requirements for state ballot measures.

State Filing deadline for 2014 ballot Signatures for amendment Signatures for initiative Signatures for referendum
Alaska Red padlock.png July 20, 2014 for 2014 referendums. Initiative signatures must be submitted 365 days after the Division of Elections prepares petition forms or by Red padlock.png January 14, 2014, which ever comes first.[90] N/A 30,169 30,169
Arizona Red padlock.png July 3, 2014[91] 259,213 172,809 86,405
Arkansas Red padlock.png July 7, 2014[92] 78,133 62,507 46,880
California Red padlock.png See suggested deadlines[93] 807,615 504,760 504,760
Colorado August 6, 2014[94] 86,105 86,105 86,105
Florida Red padlock.png February 1, 2014[95] 683,149 68,314 N/A
Idaho Red padlock.png May 1, 2014**[96] N/A 53,751 53,751
Illinois Red padlock.png May 5, 2014.[97] For referendums, petitions must be filed no less than 92 days prior to the November 4 general election. 298,400 298,400 298,400
Maine Red padlock.png February 3, 2014[98] N/A 57,277 N/A
Maryland Red padlock.png May 31, 2014[99] N/A N/A 55,736
Massachusetts Red padlock.png December 4, 2013*[100] 68,911 68,911 45,941
Michigan Red padlock.png May 28, 2014 for initiatives. Red padlock.png July 7 for constitutional amendments. 90 days following the final adjournment of the legislature for referendum.[101] 322,609 258,088 161,305
Mississippi Red padlock.png For all initiatives, petitions must be filed with the Secretary of State not less than ninety (90) days before the first day of the regular session of the Legislature at which it is to be submitted.[102] 107,216 107,216 107,216
Missouri Red padlock.png May 4, 2014[103] 157,788 98,618
Montana Red padlock.png June 20, 2014[104] 48,349 24,174 24,174
Nebraska Red padlock.png July 4, 2014**[105] 114,074 79,852 57,037
Nevada Red padlock.png July 17, 2014[106] 101,667 101,667 101,667
North Dakota August 6, 2014[107] 26,904 13,452 13,452
Ohio Red padlock.png July 2, 2014[108] 385,207 115,574[109] 231,148
Oklahoma September 5, 2014[110] 155,216 82,782 51,739
Oregon Red padlock.png July 3, 2014 for initiatives and constitutional amendments.[111] For referendum, signatures must be submitted no later than 90 days after the final adjournment of the legislature. 116,284 87,213 58,142
South Dakota Red padlock.png November 4, 2013*[112] 31,708 15,854 15,854
Utah Red padlock.png April 15, 2014[113] N/A 101,744 101,744
Washington Red padlock.png January 3, 2014 is the deadline for Initiatives to the Legislature. Red padlock.png July 3 is the deadline for Initiatives to the People. Red padlock.png July 11 is the deadline for referendum.[114] N/A 246,372 123,186
Wyoming Red padlock.png February 10, 2014** N/A 37,606 37,606
**July 4 is for initiatives. For referendum, less than 60 days after the final adjournment of the state legislature that passed the bill.

*This is the filing deadline for initiatives and constitutional amendments so that the measures will be placed before the Legislature. For referendums, filing petition must be submitted to the Secretary within 90 days of the Governor signing the law. **July 4 is the deadline for initiatives. The referendum process can begin once a law is signed by the Governor.

*November 4 was the deadline for initiatives. For referendum, petitions must be filed no later than 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature that passed the law.

**February 10 is the deadline for initiatives. For referendum, petitions must be filed no later than 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.

See also

References

  1. Alabama Code, "Section 17-13-1," accessed January 9, 2014
  2. State of Alaska Division of Elections "Political Party Candidates" accessed November 26, 2011
  3. Secretary of State Website, "2014 Election Important Dates," accessed November 4, 2013
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