How to Qualify an Initiative
The current initiative signature requirements are as follows:
Initiative Statute: 433,971
Suggested deadlines to qualify initiatives for the 2008 Election Cycle.
Please contact the Secretary of State's Initiative Coordinator at (916) 657-2166 for more information.
Statewide Ballot Initiative Handbook
The Secretary of State has prepared this brief summary of the statewide initiative procedure as required by
Elections Code Section 9015 to provide an understanding of the requirements for preparing and qualifying initiatives.
This publication is for general information only and does not have the force and effect of law, regulation, or rule.
In case of conflict, the law, regulation or rule will apply. Interested persons should obtain the most up-to-date
information available because of possible changes in law or procedure since the publication of this summary. Please
note: this guide is intended for statewide initiatives only, for information regarding the qualification of local
initiatives, please contact your local elections official or city clerk.