Petition drive deadlines, 2010
= 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.
Status as of September 10
As of September 10, all 2010 petition drive deadlines have passed.
|State||Filing deadline for 2010 ballot||Signatures for amendment||Signatures for statute|
|Massachusetts||December 2, 2009 , June 23 (counties) , July 7 (state)||67,315||67,315|
|Michigan||May 26 , July 5||382,129||305,703|
|Mississippi||October 5, 2009||89,294||NA|
|Nebraska||July 2||Approx. 117,000||Approx. 80,992|
|North Dakota||March 10 (), August 4, 2010 ()||25,659||12,829|
|Ohio||December 23, 2009 (), June 30||402,275||120,683 + 120,683|
|Oklahoma||90 days after circulation starts, or September 2010||219,400||117,013|
|South Dakota||November 2, 2009 (), April 6()||33,553||16,776|
- State ballot measure websites
- Initiative frequency of constitutional amendments related to time for signature collection
- 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 of the state's 9 congressional districts are chosen for qualification purposes
- In Nebraska, the number of signatures is unknowable until the filing deadline because the number of required signatures is based on how many names are on the state's voter registration list as of the filing deadline
- In Nevada constitutional amendments must be submitted to county clerks/registrars by June 15, 2010.County clerks must then verify and submit the signatures to the secretary of state by no later than August 4, 2010. "Important 2010 Initiative Dates" can be found on the Nevada Secretary of State's website.