Signature Distribution Requirement for Initiatives

Key Facts

Type Legislatively referred constitutional amendment (LRCA)

Summary

This ballot would change the required amount of signatures for a citizen initiative to qualify for being on the ballot. For initiatives that are state statutes, the required amount would change from 10% of voters across the whole state to 10% of voters in every legislative district. For initiatives that are constitutional amendments, the required amount would change from 15% of voters across the whole state to 15% of voters in every legislative district. The total number of voters is calculated as the total number of votes cast for all governor candidates from the last gubernatorial election. The amendment passed both houses of the Arizona legislature, with all Republicans voting for the amendment and all Democrats voting against [1, 2, 3, 4].

Stances

In Favor

David Livingston, Arizona State Representative; Arizona Senate Republicans; Arizona House Republicans

Against

Juan Mendez, Arizona State Representative; Arizona Senate Democrats; Arizona House Democrats

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Arizona State Legislature
3 Chamber Business News
4 The Chamber News