Signature requirements for ballot measures in Arizona
|Laws • History|
|List of measures|
The number of signatures required to qualify an initiative for the ballot is tied to the number of votes cast for the office of Arizona governor in the most recent gubernatorial election. The number of signatures to qualify a statute is 10% of votes cast for governor and 15% to qualify a constitutional amendment. The number of signatures required to qualify a veto referendum is 5% of votes cast for governor.
Basis of calculation
1,728,081 votes were cast for governor in the 2010 election.
- See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2014
- See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2012
Signatures to qualify initiatives for the 2010 Arizona ballot were due on July 1, 2010. Signatures are turned in to the Arizona Secretary of State's office. No signatures were filed by any of the initiative efforts.
To recall an official in Arizona, signatures equal to 25% of the vote cast in the last election for the office are required.
- Laws governing the initiative process in Arizona
- History of I & R in Arizona
- Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Arizona
- Arizona Secretary of State, Candidate and Committee Information
- Arizona Secretary of State, Initiative, Referendum and Recall
- Arizona Secretary of State, Initiative, Referendum, & Recall Handbook
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Canvas"
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Election Important Dates," accessed November 19, 2013
- Confirmed with AZ SOS via phone on January 18, 2011
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