Three Missouri initiatives begin petition circulation following Secretary of State approval

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May 17, 2011

Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri: Three citizen initiatives this week were added to the list of proposals for 2012 in the state of Missouri. Two initiatives relate to the repeal or amendment of voter-approved initiatives, while one relates to racial profiling prevention. An estimated total of 35 initiatives are currently circulating petitions for the 2012 statewide ballot.[1][2]

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan approved the latest proposals on Monday, May 16, 2011.[1]

The citizens' initiatives proposing to reform the process of how voter-approved initiatives are repealed or amended call for constitutional amendments. Both initiatives were filed by the same sponsor. It is common to see multiple versions of the same initiative filed throughout the year. To qualify for the ballot, the initiated constitutional amendments each require signatures from registered voters equal to 8% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts.

On the other hand, the racial profiling initiative, an initiated state statute, requires only 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts.

Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot are due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.

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