APPROVED BALLOT LANGUAGE
A list of the initiative, referendum, and recall measures that have been certified for the 2020 general election ballot is available here:
Initiatives, Referendum, & Recall Approved Ballot Language
Initiative, Referendum, and Recall Applications for the 2020 Election cycle
A list of initiative, referendum, and recall applications that have been submitted for the 2020 election cycle and are still active is available here:
||Date Filed /Due
|Recall Doug Ducey
1934 E Camelback Rd, Ste 120 #498
Phoenix AZ 85016
Chair: Adam Halleck
Treasurer: Krista Long
Signatures Required: 594,111
We seek to Recall Doug Ducey due to violations of his oath of office A.R.S. 38-231. Governor Ducey's unwillingness to act during the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted the state of Arizona. Governor Ducey's indecision and inability to implement science-backed public safety measures had directly resulted in the illnesses and deaths of thousands of Arizonans. Governor Ducey's decisions have significantly hurt our businesses and patrons. We seek to ensure the health and prosperity of all Arizonans with strong, decisive leadership that puts Arizonans first.
Link to Application as Filed
2020 INITIATIVE FILINGS
Four committees filed initiative petitions with the Secretary of State's Office by the deadline on July 2, 2020. The Secretary of State's Office completed its initial review pursuant to A.R.S. § 19-121.01 and sent a 5% sample of the signatures to the counties for verification. The county recorders have 15 business days after receiving the sample to verify the signatures and return the certification report to the Secretary of State's Office. Upon receipt of all certification reports for an initiative, the Secretary of State's Office will calculate the validity rate for accepted signatures. If the initiative meets the constitutionally required minimum signature threshold (237,645) then the initiative will be certified for the November 3, 2020 general election ballot and assigned a proposition number.
||County Verification Due
|Smart and Safe Act
||Certified for the Ballot as Proposition 207
|Stop Surprise Billing and Protect Patients Act
||Removed from Ballot by court Challenge
|Invest in Education Act
||Certified for the Ballot as Proposition 208
|Second Chances, Rehabilitation and Public Safety Act
||Did not meet Minimum Signatures- Failed to Qualify
Initiatives are subject to legal challenge under certain circumstances. See A.R.S. 19-121.03; 19-122. In the 2020 filing period, challenges have been raised regarding all initiatives. When final decisions are reached, this webpage will be updated with any final decisions.
The following graphics describe the result of the Secretary of State’s Office review of each initiative’s filing.
Ballot Measure Arguments
Important dates and Signature Requirements for the 2020 Election Cycle
|Argument Ballot Measure Submission Portal Opens
||May 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm
|Argument Ballot Measure Submissions Due Date
||June 17, 2020
|Initiative Filings Due Date
||July 2, 2020
|General Election Date
||November 3, 2020
*Please note: Initiatives for the 2020 election cycle filed prior to the 2018 General Election canvass may reflect 2018 minimum signature requirements on the original Application for Serial Number.
Preparing an Initiative, Referendum or Recall
- Form a political committee through the Secretary of State's online system, or be prepared to designate an existing (non-candidate) political committee to act as the petition sponsor.
- File an Application for Serial Number with the Secretary of State’s Office.
- Acquire the appropriate initiative, referendum, or recall petition in-person from the Secretary of State's Office.
- Ensure any paid or out-of-state circulators have registered with the Secretary of State's Office.
- Circulate petitions and obtain signatures from eligible voters.
- Submit circulated petitions to the Secretary of State’s Office by the statutory deadline.
- The Secretary of State and various County Recorders will process the petitions and determine whether enough signatures were gathered to place the measure on the ballot.