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Signature requirements for ballot measures in Colorado

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This page details signature requirements for statewide ballot measures in Colorado.
List of measures

The number of signatures required for a successful petition is equal to 5% of the total number of votes cast for the office of Secretary of State in the preceding general election. The same number of signatures is required for constitutional amendments, statutes, and referendums.

Year Amendment Statute Veto referendum
2014 86,105 86,105 86,105
2013 86,105 86,105 86,105
2012 86,105 86,105 86,105
2010 76,047 76,047 76,047
2008 76,047 76,047 76,047

DocumentIcon.jpg See law: Colorado Constitution, Article V, Section 1, ¶ 2

Basis of calculation

In 2010, a total of 1,722,096 ballots were cast for the office of Colorado Secretary of State.[1]

Signature deadlines


See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2014

The signature filing deadline for the 2014 ballot in Colorado is August 6, 2014 by 3:00 PM-Mountain Time[2].


See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2012

The signature filing deadline for the 2012 ballot in Colorado was August 6, 2012 by 3:00 PM-Mountain Time[3].


The signature filing deadline for the 2011 ballot in Colorado for was August 1, 2011 by 3:00 PM-Mountain Time[4].


The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado was July 12, 2010 by 3:00 PM-Mountain Time.[5].


In order to recall an elected official in Colorado, petitioners must collect signatures equal to 25% of the total vote cast in the last election for the targeted office. Petitions must be circulated within 60 days.

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