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Red padlock.png = 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
Alaska January 17Red padlock.png N/A 25,875
Arizona July 5 Red padlock.png 259,213 172,809
Arkansas July 6 Red padlock.png 78,133 62,507
California See suggested deadlines. Red padlock.png 807,615 504,760
Colorado August 6 Red padlock.png[1] 85,853 85,853
Florida February 1 Red padlock.png 676,811 N/A
Idaho 18 months after title approval or Red padlock.png May 1, whichever comes earlier. N/A 47,432
Illinois May 7 Red padlock.png 298,399 N/A
Maine January 30Red padlock.png[2] N/A 57,277
Massachusetts December 7, 2011Red padlock.png, July 4[3] Red padlock.png 68,911[4] 68,911[4]
Michigan May 30 (CISS) Red padlock.png, July 9 (CICA) Red padlock.png 322,609 258,087
Missouri May 6 Red padlock.png 146,907 (minimum)[5] 91,818 (minimum)[5]
Montana September 30, 2011 (VR)Red padlock.png,June 22 (CISS and CICARed padlock.png) 48,673 24,337
Nevada November 9, 2010 (IndISS) Red padlock.png, August 8 (CICA), July 9 (VR) Red padlock.png 71,653 71,653
Nebraska July 6 Red padlock.png Varies with voter registration Varies with voter registration
North Dakota March 14 (Primary)Red padlock.png, August 8 Red padlock.png(General) 26,904 13,452
Ohio July 4 Red padlock.png 385,247 115,574[6]
Oklahoma September 7 Red padlock.png 155,215 82,781
Oregon July 6 Red padlock.png 116,283 87,213
South Dakota November 1, 2011 (CISS)Red padlock.png, November 7, 2011 (CICA)Red padlock.png 31,708 15,854
Utah April 15 Red padlock.png N/A 96,234[7]
Washington July 6 Red padlock.png N/A 241,153
Wyoming February 13 Red padlock.png N/A 28,623

See also

External links


  1. CO Secretary of State, "2011-2012 Initiative Calendar," January 28, 2011
  2. Maine Secretary of State, "Citizen Initiative Application Packet"
  3. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Additional signatures are required at a later date if the first deadline and signature verification process succeeds
  5. 5.0 5.1 In Missouri, the number of signatures is based on which 6 out the state's 9 congressional districts is chosen for qualification purposes
  6. 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.
  7. 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.