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Step 4: File the Petition

Once the petitioner is satisfied that a sufficient number of valid voter signatures have been properly affixed to the petition, the petition must be filed with the board of elections no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 75th day before the primary or general election. The petition must be accompanied by the appropriate $10.00 filing fee. The petitioner must ALSO file all of the following documents with the local liquor option petitions (Completed Form 5-R) at the board of elections not later than 4 p.m. on the 75th day before the primary or general election:

1. Affidavit of intended use (Form 5-N),

2. If the permit holder/applicant or liquor agency store designated an agent for purpose of circulating and filing the 5-R petition, separate written evidence of that designation of agent, signed by the permit holder/ applicant or liquor agency store. There is no form prescribed by the Secretary of State for designating the agent. The parties who want the 5-R petition filed are responsible for producing the necessary documentation (Sample ‘Designation of Agent Form’) and,

3. Appropriate filing fee.

Important Petitioners’ Notice: Failure to supply the affidavit (Form 5-N) or, if applicable, written evidence of the designation of agent at the time the petition (Form 5-R) is filed with the county board of elections INVALIDATES the entire petition.

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