Signature requirements for ballot measures in Colorado
|Laws • History|
|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.
Basis of calculation
- See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2014
- See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2012
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.
- Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Colorado
- Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Colorado
- NCSL signature chart for 2008
- Signature Requirements for State Initiatives from the Secretary of State's official web site
- Colorado signature requirements collated by the Citizens in Charge Foundation
- Colorado proposed initiatives
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General Election Results"
- CO Secretary of State, "2014 Initiative Calendar," accessed November 19, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "2011 – 2012 Initiative Calendar"
- Colorado Secretary of State, "2011 Election Calendar"
- Colorado Secretary of State, "2010 Elections Calendar"
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