Petition Timing Spreadsheet
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Use this spreadsheet to help you plan when you should start your signature collection
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See document "Petitioning Timeline and Number of Signatures Needed" for more discussion about optimizing your start date for collecting signatures.
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Contact George Penn (608-244-6436) or Jim Crist (608-274-6201) if any of this is not clear.
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Petitioning Start Date09/30/18
<-- Enter Date (e.g. M/D/YY)
Play with this date to ensure that the 60 days for collecting signatures does not end on a Saturday or Sunday.
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Petitioning End DateWednesday, November 28, 2018(60 days)
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End of Clerk ReviewThursday, December 13, 2018(15 days)
On this date the clerk either certifies the signatures or identifies problem signatures that the petitioners can clear up within 10 days
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End of Correction PeriodSunday, December 23, 2018(10 days)
If enough signatures, clerk should certify the petition on this day and send soon to the council/board members
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Deadline for Council/BoardTuesday, January 22, 2019(30 days)
The council/board must decide to put it on the ballot or pass the resolution diectly by 30 days after the date of the certification.
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Deadline for Ballot Preparation
Tuesday, April 2, 2019(70 days)
<-- nice if this date is before the next election
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Some dates may be flexible
<-- Click link for more info
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