Proposed 2022 Ballot Issues

A citizen proposed ballot issue can only appear on the federal general election ballot once the proposed language has fulfilled three requirements. First, the language must be submitted to Montana’s Legislative Services Division. Second, the Montana Attorney General must conduct a legal review. Finally, after the review process is complete, and the sponsor has been notified by the Secretary of State of the approval or rejection of the ballot issue, the sponsor must collect sufficient verified signatures from qualified voters in Montana. Propose a ballot issue »

Initiative or referendum for the ballot – Signatures must be obtained from 5 percent of the total number of qualified voters in Montana (based on the number of votes cast for the office of governor in the last general election), including 5 percent of the voters in each of 34 legislative house districts.

Constitutional amendment by initiative – Signatures must be obtained from 10 percent of the total number of qualified voters in Montana (based on the number of votes cast for the office of governor in the last general election), including 10 percent of the voters in each of 40 legislative house districts.

SUBMITTED BALLOT ISSUES FOR THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

Ballot Issue #1
Subject:  Multiple Subjects in an Initiative. To amend Montana’s Constitution so that in the event the two major political parties fail to publicly agree on the winner of a United States presidential election within seven days after such election, the initiative petition process may be used by voters to propose amendments to the state Constitution, and requiring a vote on any such petitions
In addition, any initiative petition submitted satisfying the requirements of an initiative petition within three years after such election, shall be submitted to the voters for a vote at the sooner of (a) sixty days after approval of this initiative, or (b) the next general election
Type: Constitutional Initiative
Submission #1: 11/11/2020
Status: Waiting on submitter response to Legislative Services Division correspondence sent on 11/20/2020.
Submitter: Arthur Taylor
 
Ballot Issue #2
Subject: To amend Montana’s Constitution with a finding that the United States of America has effectively collapsed, ceases to exist, or is no longer functional.
Type: Constitutional Initiative
Submission #1: 11/11/2020
Status: Waiting on submitter response to Legislative Services Division correspondence sent on 11/20/2020.
Submitter: Arthur Taylor
 
Ballot Issue #3
Subject: To amend Montana’s Constitution so that in the event the United States of America ceases to exist or is no longer functional, a new national government shall be established, providing basic law and order to its inhabitants, and allowing its citizens to make for themselves important decisions at the state and local level, rather than at the national level.
Type: Constitutional Initiative
Submission #1: 11/11/2020
Status: Waiting on submitter response to Legislative Services Division correspondence sent on 11/20/2020.
Submitter: Arthur Taylor

If you observe and have concerns about questionable signature gathering, you may file a complaint with the Secretary of State, who will forward each complaint to the appropriate county official.  See signature gathering information »

Note: The subject of a ballot issue may be paraphrased on this page. For ballot issues approved for signature gathering or qualified for the ballot, see the link for the statement that appears on the ballot.

Montana Secretary of State – Corey Stapleton
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