Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 116
Initiative and Referendum
Section 116.030

August 28, 2013


Referendum petition, form--clerical and technical errors to be disregarded, penalties for false signature.

116.030. The following shall be substantially the form of each page of referendum petitions on any law passed by the general assembly of the state of Missouri:

County ....................

Page No. ....................

It is a class A misdemeanor punishable, notwithstanding the provisions of section 560.021, RSMo, to the contrary, for a term of imprisonment not to exceed one year in the county jail or a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars or both, for anyone to sign any referendum petition with any name other than his or her own, or knowingly to sign his or her name more than once for the same measure for the same election, or to sign a petition when such person knows he or she is not a registered voter. PETITION FOR REFERENDUM

To the Honorable .........., Secretary of State for the state of Missouri:

We, the undersigned, registered voters of the state of Missouri and .......... County (or City of St. Louis), respectfully order that the Senate (or House) Bill No. .... entitled (title of law), passed by the .......... general assembly of the state of Missouri, at the .......... regular (or special) session of the ......... general assembly, shall be referred to the voters of the state of Missouri, for their approval or rejection, at the general election to be held on the ...... day of .........., ....., unless the general assembly shall designate another date, and each for himself or herself says: I have personally signed this petition; I am a registered voter of the state of Missouri and .......... County (or City of St. Louis); my registered voting address and the name of the city, town or village in which I live are correctly written after my name. (Official Ballot title) .................... CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT

State Of Missouri,

County Of ....................

I, ..................., being first duly sworn, say (print or type names of signers) REGISTERED VOTING NAME DATE ADDRESS ZIP CONGR. NAME

(Signature) SIGNED (Street) (City, CODE DIST. (Printed

Town or Village) or Typed)

(Here follow numbered lines for signers)

signed this page of the foregoing petition, and each of them signed his or her name thereto in my presence; I believe that each has stated his or her name, registered voting address and city, town or village correctly, and that each signer is a registered voter of the state of Missouri and .......... County. FURTHERMORE, I HEREBY SWEAR OR AFFIRM UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY THAT ALL STATEMENTS MADE BY ME ARE TRUE AND CORRECT AND THAT I HAVE NEVER BEEN CONVICTED OF, FOUND GUILTY OF, OR PLED GUILTY TO ANY OFFENSE INVOLVING FORGERY.

I am at least 18 years of age. I do .... do not .... (check one) expect to be paid for circulating this petition. If paid, list the payer ..........

...............................

Signature of Affiant

(Person obtaining signatures)

..............................

(Printed Name of Affiant)

...............................

Address of Affiant

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ..... day of ......., A.D. .....

...............................

Signature of Notary

Address of Notary

Notary Public (Seal)

My commission expires ................................

If this form is followed substantially and the requirements of section 116.050 and section 116.080 are met, it shall be sufficient, disregarding clerical and merely technical errors.

(L. 1980 S.B. 658, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1471, et al., A.L. 1997 S.B. 132, A.L. 1999 H.B. 676, A.L. 2013 H.B. 117)

*Effective 11-04-14

Referendum petition, form--clerical and technical errors to be disregarded, penalties for false signature.

116.030. The following shall be substantially the form of each page of referendum petitions on any law passed by the general assembly of the state of Missouri: County ............................

Page No. ..........................

It is a class A misdemeanor punishable, notwithstanding the provisions of section 560.021, RSMo, to the contrary, for a term of imprisonment not to exceed one year in the county jail or a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars or both, for anyone to sign any referendum petition with any name other than his or her own, or knowingly to sign his or her name more than once for the same measure for the same election, or to sign a petition when such person knows he or she is not a registered voter. PETITION FOR REFERENDUM To the Honorable .........., Secretary of State for the state of Missouri:

We, the undersigned, registered voters of the state of Missouri and .......... County (or city of St. Louis), respectfully order that the Senate (or House) Bill No. .... entitled (title of law), passed by the .......... general assembly of the state of Missouri, at the .......... regular (or special) session of the ......... general assembly, shall be referred to the voters of the state of Missouri, for their approval or rejection, at the general election to be held on the ...... day of .........., ....., unless the general assembly shall designate another date, and each for himself or herself says: I have personally signed this petition; I am a registered voter of the state of Missouri and .......... County (or city of St. Louis); my registered voting address and the name of the city, town or village in which I live are correctly written after my name. Circulator's Affidavit State Of Missouri, County Of ....................

I, ..................., being first duly sworn, say (print or type names of signers) ______________________________________________________

REGISTERED VOTING NAME DATE ADDRESS ZIP CONGR. NAME (Signature) SIGNED (Street)(City, CODE DIST. (Printed

Town or Village) or Typed) _____________________________________________________________

____ (Here follow numbered lines for signers) _____________________________________________________________

____ signed this page of the foregoing petition, and each of them signed his or her name thereto in my presence; I believe that each has stated his or her name, registered voting address and city, town or village correctly, and that each signer is a registered voter of the state of Missouri and .......... County.

...............................

Signature of Affiant

(Person obtaining signatures)

...............................

Address of Affiant Subscribed and sworn to before me this ...... day of .........., A.D. .... .

...............................

Signature of Notary

Address of Notary Notary Public (Seal) My commission expires ................................ If this form is followed substantially and the requirements of section 116.050 are met, it shall be sufficient, disregarding clerical and merely technical errors.

(L. 1980 S.B. 658, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1471, et al., A.L. 1997 S.B. 132, A.L. 1999 H.B. 676)

Effective 6-16-99

*This section was amended by H.B. 117, 2013. Due to a delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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