Signature Requirement for Statewide Initiative Petitions

According to Article V, Section 1(2) of the Colorado Constitution, the number of signatures required for a statewide initiative petition is “at least five percent of the total number of votes cast for all candidates for the office of secretary of state at the previous general election”. Article V, Section 1(3) of the Colorado Constitution also requires the same number of signatures for a statewide referendum petition.

The total number of votes cast for all candidates for the office of secretary of state at the November 4, 2014 General Election was 1,969,834. As a result, the signature requirement for statewide initiative petitions and statewide referendum petitions for 2015 through 2018 is:


98,492 
(86,105 for 2011-2014)

 

Revised December 5, 2014