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Petition drive deadlines, 2008

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State Signature filing deadline
for November 2008 ballot
Signatures required for
constitutional amendment
Signatures required for
state statute
Date by which state
certifies sufficiency
Alaska January 15 Not available in Alaska 23,831 -
Arizona July 3 [1] 230,047 153,365 -
Arkansas July 7 77,468 61,974 September 15
California April 21 for November ballot[2]
(Deadlines for February and June ballots have passed.)
694,323 433,952 -
Colorado August 4
(or six months from start of petition drive, whichever is earlier)
76,047 76,047 -
Florida February 1[3] 611,009 Not available in Florida -
Idaho April 30 Not available in Idaho 45,893 June 30
Maine January 28 [4] Not available in Maine 55,087 -
Massachusetts - - - -
Michigan - - - -
Mississippi Deadline passed - - -
Missouri May 4 [5] - - -
Montana June 20 [6] 44,615 22,308 -
Nebraska July 4 [7] Unknowable in advance, but approximately 115,000[8] - -
Nevada May 20 [9] for constitutional amendments
{Deadline for legislative initiatives has passed)
58,628 58,628 -
North Dakota March 11 for June 10 primary ballot
August 5 for November 4 general election[10]
25,688 12,844 -
Ohio August 4 [11] - - -
Oklahoma 60 days before November 4
(or 90 days from commencement of petition drive)
138,970 74,117 -
Oregon July 3 - - -
South Dakota Deadline for constitutional amendments has passed.
April 1 for initiated statutes[12]
33,551 16,776 -
Utah June 1 [13] Not available in Utah 91,996 for direct initiative
45,998 for indirect initiative
-
Washington July 3 [14] Not available in Washington - -
Wyoming February 11 [15] Not available in Wyoming 29,433 -

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