Circulation of Petitions

Right now, many people are out circulating petitions for November ballot initiatives.  If you’re one of them, be aware of the State’s rules for petition circulation.  The Secretary of State’s Office has a handy online training guide that all petitioners should read before hitting the streets.  The guide includes information on who may circulate petitions, compensation information, rules for who may sign the petition, and more.  Alternatively, if you’re the one being asked to sign a petition, read the Instructions for Petition Signers section of the guide before you sign anything.  This short section includes dos and don’ts for signers, how to correct mistakes, how to sign for a disabled voter, and more.  Finally, if you want to circulate or sign a petition but are not a registered voter, you can register to vote online