Signature requirements for ballot measures in Illinois

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This page details signature requirements for statewide ballot measures in Illinois.
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The signature requirement for constitutional amendments is 8% of the total votes cast for Governor in the last election.

Year Amendment
2016 290,216
2014 298,399
2012 298,399
2010 278,934
2008 279,039

DocumentIcon.jpg See law: Illinois Constitution, Article XIV, Section 3

Basis for calculation

The signature requirements for initiated constitutional amendments in Illinois is based on the voter turnout in gubernatorial elections, thus the signature requirements depend on the numbers of votes cast for the position of governor listed below according to election year:

  • 2014: 3,627,690[1]
  • 2010: 3,729,989[2]

Signature deadlines

Under Illinois law, the deadline to submit a citizen initiated constitutional amendments is six months before the general election.[3]

2016

The filing deadline to file a statewide petition and constitutional amendments for the 2016 Illinois ballot was set by law to be May 9, 2016.[4]

2014

The filing deadline to file a statewide petition and constitutional amendments for the 2014 Illinois ballot was May 5, 2014.[5]

2012

The 2012 deadline to submit a constitutional amendment to the Illinois ballot was May 7, 2012.[3]

See also

2012

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