State Balloting Process

The application must be filed with the Secretary of
State. A fee of $500 must accompany the application. After the
application is filed, the Secretary of State will hold a conference with the
sponsors to discuss problems with the format or contents, fiscal impact to
the state, and the initiative amendment process. The sponsor may then
amend the initiative language. If the proposed bill will not be amended
the committee of sponsors shall submit the names, signatures, addresses
and the date of signing of one hundred (100) qualified electors to act as
sponsors supporting the application in its final form to the Secretary of
State. If the application meets all constitutional and statutory
requirements, the SOS will certify the application as filed. If the application
is denied, the Secretary of State will notify the committee in writing of the
grounds for denial. Denial of certification is subject to judicial review if any
aggrieved person files an application within 30 days of the notification.

Excerpted from the Initiative & Referendum Almanac by M. Dane Waters.

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