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The number of signatures required in [[Missouri]] for either an [[initiated constitutional amendment]] or an [[initiated state statute]] depends on which six of Missouri's nine (9) federal congressional districts are chosen for qualification purposes. 
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The number of [[valid signature|signature]]s required for an initiated statute is 5% of the total vote cast for governor in the state's most recent gubernatorial election (2004) in 6 out of 9 congressional districts. The number of signatures required for a [[constitutional amendment]] is 8% of the total vote cast for governor in the state's most recent gubernatorial election (2004) in 6 out of 9 congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/pubs/makeyourvoiceheard/MakingYourVoiceHeard.pdf ''Making Your Voice Heard'']</ref>
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In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place '''candidates or initiatives on the ballot.''' However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signature are for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Missouri|candidates]] or [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Missouri|ballot measures]].
  
5% of the total votes cast for governor is also required for [[referendum]] in Missouri.
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''Note: For detailed information on '''signature requirements''' for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Missouri|candidates]] and [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Missouri|ballot measures]], click on the links below.''
  
==2010 requirements==
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*[[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Missouri]]
 
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*[[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Missouri]]
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2008 gubernatorial vote
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Rank (among districts)
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Statute
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| text align="center"| 1st
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| text align="center"| 301,597
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| text align="center"| 8
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| text align="center"| 15,080
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| text align="center"| 24,128
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| text align="center"| 2nd
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| text align="center"| 382,957
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| text align="center"| 1
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| text align="center"| 19,148
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| text align="center"| 30,637
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| text align="center"| 3rd
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| text align="center"| 312,172
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| text align="center"| 5
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| text align="center"| 15,609
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| text align="center"| 24,974
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| text align="center"| 4th
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| text align="center"| 306,260
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| text align="center"| 7
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| text align="center"| 15,313
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| text align="center"| 24,501
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| text align="center"| 5th
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| text align="center"| 311,686
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| text align="center"| 6
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| text align="center"| 15,585
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| text align="center"| 24,935
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| text align="center"| 6th
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| text align="center"| 330,826
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| text align="center"| 2
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| text align="center"| 16,542
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| text align="center"| 26,467
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| text align="center"| 7th
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| text align="center"| 325,991
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| text align="center"| 4
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| text align="center"| 16,300
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| text align="center"| 26,080
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| text align="center"| 8th
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| text align="center"| 278,604
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| text align="center"| 9
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| text align="center"| 13,931
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| text align="center"| 22,289
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| text align="center"| 9th
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| text align="center"| 328,315
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| text align="center"| 3
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| text align="center"| 16,416
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| text align="center"| 26,266
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==2008 requirements==
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Congressional district
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2004 gubernatorial vote
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Rank
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Statute
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Amendment
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| text align="center"| 1st || <center>289,772</center> || <center>6</center> || <center>14,489</center> || <center>23,182</center>
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| text align="center"| 2nd || <center>359,833</center> || <center>1</center> || <center>17,992</center> || <center>28,787</center>
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| text align="center"| 3rd || <center>297,193</center> || <center>4</center> || <center>14,860</center> || <center>23,775</center>
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| text align="center"| 4th || <center>285,362</center> || <center>7</center> || <center>14,268</center> || <center>22,829</center>
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| text align="center"| 5th || <center>294,086</center> || <center>5</center> || <center>14,704</center> || <center>23,527</center>
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| text align="center"| 6th || <center>322,185</center> || <center>2</center> || <center>16,109</center> || <center>25,775</center>
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| text align="center"| 7th || <center>318,120</center> || <center>3</center> || <center>15,906</center> || <center>25,450</center>
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| text align="center"| 8th || <center>269,539</center> || <center>9</center> || <center>13,477</center> || <center>21,563</center>
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| text align="center"| 9th || <center>284,049</center> ||<center>8</center> || <center>14,202</center> || <center>22,724</center>
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==Calculating number of signatures required==
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To qualify an [[initiated state statute]] for the ballot, the sponsors need signatures equal to the number of votes cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election in 6 of the 9 Missouri congressional districts.  An initiative sponsor who picked the sixth districts with the lowest votes would need 86,000 signatures.  An initiative sponsor who picked the sixth districts with the highest votes would need 94,060 signatures.  So, the range, depending on which districts are chosen, is somewhere between '''86,000''' and '''94,060''' signatures.
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To qualify an initiated [[constitutional amendment]] for the ballot, the sponsors need signatures equal to the number of votes cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election in 6 of the 9 Missouri congressional districts.  An initiative sponsor who picked the sixth districts with the lowest votes would need 137,600 signatures.  An initiative sponsor who picked the sixth districts with the highest votes would need 150,496 signatures.  So, the range, depending on which districts are chosen, is somewhere between '''137,600''' and '''150,496''' signatures.
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==Elections in Missouri by year==
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===2014===
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{{mo on the ballot 2014}}
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===2012===
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{{mo on the ballot 2012}}
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Missouri elections, 2014]]
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*[[Missouri elections, 2012]]
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{{election info}}
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{{Missouri}}
  
* [[Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Missouri]]
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[[Category:Elections signature requirements]]
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri]]
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* [[Missouri Initiative and Referendum Law]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Missouri]]
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* [[Petition drive deadlines in 2008]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.citizensincharge.org/states/missouri Missouri signature requirements] collated by the [[Citizens in Charge Foundation]]
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==References==
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{{Signature requirements}}
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[[Category:Missouri]]
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[[Category:Signature requirements]]
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In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signature are for candidates or ballot measures.

Note: For detailed information on signature requirements for candidates and ballot measures, click on the links below.

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