For immediate release:                  September 12, 2019

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Ashcroft Announces Four Initiative Petitions Received 

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced his office recently received four initiative petitions amending the Missouri Constitution. 

Before circulating petitions for signatures, state law requires that groups must first have the form of their petition approved by the secretary of state’s office. The office then has 23 days after the form of the petition is approved to draft ballot summary language. 

Comments will be taken pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo. This provision allows Missourians to offer their observations on the submitted proposal online or by mail. Missourians can provide their comments at The secretary of state’s office will review all comments submitted. 

Initiative Petitions Received

A full list of petitions filed and approved for circulation for the 2020 initiative and referendum petition cycle can be viewed here

During the 2020 cycle, the secretary of state’s office will provide a weekly summary of each petition and referendum filed and approved for circulation during the past week. 


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