Petition drive deadlines, 2012
= A deadline that has passed. Some states have more than one deadline, with differing deadlines depending on the type of ballot measure or because there are multiple stages in the petition submission process.
|State||Filing deadline for 2012 ballot||Signatures for amendment||Signatures for statute|
|California||See suggested deadlines.||807,615||504,760|
|Colorado||August 6 ||85,853||85,853|
|Idaho||18 months after title approval or May 1, whichever comes earlier.||N/A||47,432|
|Massachusetts||December 7, 2011, July 4||68,911||68,911|
|Michigan||May 30 (CISS) , July 9 ()||322,609||258,087|
|Missouri||May 6||146,907 (minimum)||91,818 (minimum)|
|Montana||September 30, 2011 (VR),June 22 (CISS and )||48,673||24,337|
|Nevada||November 9, 2010 (IndISS) , August 8 (), July 9 (VR)||71,653||71,653|
|Nebraska||July 6||Varies with voter registration||Varies with voter registration|
|North Dakota||March 14 (Primary), August 8 (General)||26,904||13,452|
|South Dakota||November 1, 2011 (CISS), November 7, 2011 ()||31,708||15,854|
- State ballot measure websites
- Initiative frequency of constitutional amendments related to time for signature collection
- CO Secretary of State, "2011-2012 Initiative Calendar," January 28, 2011
- Maine Secretary of State, "Citizen Initiative Application Packet"
- Signatures must be filed on November 23, 2011 to local registrars. After certification, supporters have until the December date to turn in signatures to the Secretary of State for confirmation. Legislature reviews certified petitions, but if rejected by lawmakers, supporters must turn in additional signatures by the first Wednesday in July. Since this falls on a national holiday, the deadline may be either July 3 or 5.
- Additional signatures are required at a later date if the first deadline and signature verification process succeeds
- In Missouri, the number of signatures is based on which 6 out the state's 9 congressional districts is chosen for qualification purposes
- Ohio uses both direct and indirect initiated statues. For the Legislature to consider an indirect statute, 115,574 signatures is needed, which equals to three percent of the total number of ballots casted in the 2010 Governor's election. If the Legislature fails to qualify the statute, a sponsor must collect an additional 115,574 signatures.
- Utah uses both direct and indirect initiated statutes. For indirect statutes, 48,117 signatures are required to qualify the statute An additional 48,117 signatures is needed if the Legislature fails to qualify the statute.