Signature requirements for ballot measures in Maryland
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Basis of calculation
Maryland signature requirements are calculated based on the number of votes cast for Office of Governor in the previous election. Only veto referendums are permitted in Maryland; there are no provisions for initiated constitutional amendments or statutory initiatives.
For a referendum on a statewide law: signatures must equal 3% of votes cast for governor in the most recent election. For a referendum on a local law, signatures must equal 10% of votes for governor in the affected jurisdiction.
Basis of calculation
- See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2014
- There is a distribution requirement for signatures on statewide petitions: No more than half of required signatures may be from any one county or the City of Baltimore.
- Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Maryland
- "Reasonable certainty" standard proposed for Maryland signatures
- Ficker v. Montgomery County
- Election result resources
- Voter guides
- State Blue Books
- Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections
- Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections
- Statewide elections, 2012
- 2012 election dates
- Petition Signature Gathering FAQ from Maryland State Board of Elections
- Procedures for filing a statewide or public local law referendum petition from the Maryland State Board of Elections. NOTE: Not revised since March 2005 (actual signature totals are not current).
- Candidacy Requirements
- Petition and Candidacy Forms
- Candidate Requirements and Fees
- Offices to Appear on Ballot in 2012
State of Maryland
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