The Idaho Sales Tax Cut Initiative
did not make the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of Idaho
as an initiated state statute
. The measure would have cut the sales tax in the state from 6 to 5 percent. The measure was supported by, and was filed by, State Representative Shirley Ringo
and former gubernatorial nominee Robert Huntley. Along with cutting the state sales tax, the proposal would have also eliminated exemptions and expand the tax to many services.
Path to the ballot
Initiative supporters must have collected at least 47,432 valid signatures from registered voters by May 1, 2012 in order to place an initiated state statute on the ballot. This equaled to 6% of the qualified electors of the state at the time of the last general election. The measure's supporters did not submit signatures by the deadline.