The Signature Check (Equation Format)

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This article is used to learn about the percentage of signatures obtained and the validity rate percentage on initiative petitions, veto referendum petitions, recall petitions and any other petitions that are used to gain ballot access, whether it is at state level or local level.

Legend:
Approveda = Approved at the ballot
Defeatedd = Defeated at the ballot
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot = Did not make ballot

This article does not contain a signature check for every petition due to a lack of appropriate references.


CLICK ON A STATE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ITS HISTORICAL PETITION VALIDITY RATES.
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgia
HawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMaryland
MassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew Mexico
New JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth Carolina
South DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

2008

Defeatedd Arizona Stop Illegal Hiring, Proposition 202 (2008)

Defeatedd Arizona Payday Loan Reform, Proposition 200 (2008)

Defeatedd Arizona Homeowners Bill of Rights (2008)

Approveda Arizona Homeowners Bill of Rights, Proposition 201 (2008)

Defeatedd Arizona Majority Rules, Proposition 105 (2008)

Defeatedd Arizona Medical Freedom to Choose, Proposition 101 (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Conserving Arizona's Water and Land (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Arizona Transit Plan (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Arizona Civil Rights Initiative (2008)

2006

Approveda Arizona Humane Farms, Proposition 204 (2006)

Approveda Arizona Homeowners Protection, Proposition 207 (2006)

Defeatedd Arizona Protect Marriage, Proposition 107 (2006)

Approveda Arizona Minimum Wage, Proposition 202 (2006)

Defeatedd Arizona Non-Smoker Protection, Proposition 206 (2006)

Defeatedd Arizona Conserving Arizona's Future, Proposition 106 (2006)

Approveda Arizona First Things First for Children, Proposition 203 (2006)

Defeatedd Arizona Proposition 200, Arizonans for Voter Rewards (2006)

Approveda Arizona Smoke-Free Arizona, Proposition 201 (2006)

Defeatedd Arizona Right to Vote By Mail, Proposition 205 (2006)

Arkansas

California

Once initiatives & veto referendums reach the threshold of valid signatures for qualification, county recorders are no longer required to check for valid signatures.

This means that only the petitions listed here are the ones that went to a full 100% validity check.

2009

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Anthony Adams recall, California, 2009

  • 42% validity rate[20]

2008

Approveda California Proposition 3 (2008)

Defeatedd California Proposition 92 (2008)

Defeatedd California Proposition 91 (2008)

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

No information available.

Idaho

Illinois

2006

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Illinois Protect Marriage Initiative (2006)

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

2008

Both "Eminent Domain Initiatives" did not meet Missouri's distribution requirement, even though they did reach the total number of valid signatures required for ballot access.
Approveda Missouri Proposition A, Gambling Loss Limits Initiative (2008)

Approveda Missouri Proposition B, Home Care Initiative (2008)

Approveda Missouri Proposition C, Clean Energy Initiative (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Missouri Eminent Domain Initiative Amendment to Article I (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Missouri Eminent Domain Initiative Amendment to Article VI (2008)

2006

Approveda Missouri Minimum Wage Act, Proposition B (2006)

Approveda Missouri Stem Cell Research Act, Amendment 2 (2006)

Defeatedd Missouri Healthy Future Trust Fund Act, Amendment 3 (2006)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Missouri Medicaid Reform Initiative (2006)

Montana

Nebraska

2008

Approveda Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative, 424 (2008)

Approveda Libertarian Party - Nebraska (2008)

Defeatedd Ralph Nader for President - Nebraska (2008)

2006

Defeatedd Nebraska Video Keno, Initiative Measure 421 (2006)

Defeatedd Nebraska Spending Limit Amendment, Initiative Measure 423 (2006)

Defeatedd Nebraska Dissolution of Class I School Districts Referendum, Initiative Measure 422 (2006)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Nebraska Humane Care Initiative (2006)

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

2010

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ohio Slot Machines Veto Referendum (2010)

2009

Defeatedd Ohio Casino Initiative (2008)

Approveda Ohio Payday Loan Referendum (2008)

Approveda Ohio Casinos Initiative (2009)

2007

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ohio Adult Entertainment Referendum (2007)

2006

Approveda Ohio Smoking Ban Direct Initiative (2006)

Approveda Ohio Minimum Wage Initiative (2006)

Defeatedd Ohio Partial Smoking Ban (2006)

Defeatedd Ohio Casino Gambling (2006)

Defeatedd Ohio Smoking Ban Indirect Initiative (2006)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ohio Workers Compensation Referendum (2006)

Oklahoma

Oregon

2008

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 65 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 25 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 41 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 40 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 20 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 21 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 19 (2008)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Oregon Ballot Measure 51 (2008)

  • Signature verification halted. Insufficient signatures to continue.[39]

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Oregon Ballot Measure 53 (2008)

  • Signature verification halted. Insufficient signatures to continue.[39]

2006

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 43 (2006)

Approveda Oregon Ballot Measure 39 (2006)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 42 (2006)

Approveda Oregon Ballot Measure 44 (2006)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 48 (2006)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 45 (2006)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 41 (2006)

Approveda Oregon Ballot Measure 47 (2006)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 40 (2006)

Defeatedd Oregon Ballot Measure 46 (2006)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Oregon Initiative 86 (2006)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Oregon Initiative 40 (2006)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Oregon Initiative 102 (2006)

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

2010

South Dakota Medical Marijuana Act, Initiated Measure 13 (2010)

South Dakota Smoking Ban Referendum (2010)

2008

Defeatedd South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act (2008)

Defeatedd South Dakota Abortion Ban Initiative (2008)

Defeatedd South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act (2008)

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot South Dakota Protect Private Property Referendum (2008)

Tennessee

Texas

2010

Wet up petition - Roanoke, Texas (2010)

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

2009

Defeatedd Washington Initiative 1033 (2009)

Approveda Washington Referendum 71 (2009)

2008

Approveda Washington Initiative 1000 (2008)

Approveda Washington Initiative 1029 (2008)

Defeatedd Washington Reduce Traffic Congestion, Initiative 985 (2008)

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

References

  1. Arizona Stop Illegal Hiring (2008)
  2. Arizona Payday Loan Reform Act (2008)
  3. Arizona Homeowners Bill of Rights (2008)
  4. Arizona No New Homes Tax (2008)
  5. Arizona Majority Rules Initiative (2008)
  6. Arizona Freedom to Choose Act (2008)
  7. Conserving Arizona's Water and Land (2008)
  8. Arizona Transit Plan (2008)
  9. Arizona Civil Rights Initiative (2008)
  10. Arizona Proposition 204, Arizonans for Humane Farms (2006) Official Worksheet
  11. Arizona Proposition 207, Arizona Homeowners Protection Effort (2006) Official Worksheet
  12. Arizona Proposition 107, Protect Marriage Arizona (2006) Official Worksheet
  13. Arizona Proposition 202, Arizona Minimum Wage Coalition (2006) Official Certification
  14. Arizona Proposition 206, Arizona Non-Smoker Protection Committee (2006) Official Worksheet
  15. Arizona Proposition 106, Conserving Arizona's Future (2006) Official Worksheet
  16. Arizona Proposition 203, First Things First for Arizona's Children (2006) Official Worksheet
  17. Arizona Proposition 200, Arizonans for Voter Rewards (2006) Official Certification
  18. Arizona Proposition 201, Smoke-Free Arizona (2006) Official Worksheet
  19. Arizona Proposition 205, Your Right to Vote (2006) Official Worksheet
  20. Capitol Weekly, "Arizona signature firm at center of failed Adam’s recall," December 3, 2009
  21. California 2008 Official Signature Totals
  22. California 2008 Official Signature Totals
  23. California 2008 Official Signature Totals
  24. Illinois 2006 Initiative
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 Missouri I & R Signature Totals
  26. Official SOS worksheet of Ohio Slot Machine Veto Referendum (2010)
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Ohio 2006 votes cast for governor
  28. Ohio Casino Initiative (2008) SOS Official Worksheet
  29. Ohio Payday Loan Referendum (2008) SOS Official Worksheet
  30. Ohio Casinos Initiative (2009) SOS Official Worksheet
  31. Ohio Adult Entertainment Referendum (2007) Official SOS Worksheet
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 Ohio 2002 votes cast for governor's office
  33. Ohio Smoking Ban Direct Initiative (2006) Official Worksheet
  34. Ohio Minimum Wage Initiative (2006) Official Worksheet
  35. Ohio Partial Smoking Ban (2006) Official Worksheet
  36. Ohio Casino Gambling (2006) Official Worksheet
  37. Ohio Smoking Ban Indirect Initiative (2006) Official Worksheet
  38. Ohio Workers Compensation Referendum (2006) Official Worksheet
  39. 39.00 39.01 39.02 39.03 39.04 39.05 39.06 39.07 39.08 39.09 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 Oregon Official Signature Totals 1994-2002
  40. 2010 SD marijuana initiative signature counts
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 2008-2009 South Dakota Signature Totals
  42. Certification letter from Roanoke, TX City Secretary
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 Washington SOS Website: Initiative & Referenda Signature Checks (1990-Present)