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Step 2: Pick-Up Petitions and Other Information
The petitioner – not the board of elections or any of its employees – determines which local liquor option question to place on the ballot. (See Choosing Local Liquor Option Election Questions). The petitioner is responsible for obtaining the appropriate petitions and other forms by a date far enough in advance of the targeted election to allow the petitioner sufficient time to meet all statutory requirements, including the statutory filing deadlines which occur 120 days, 105 days, and 75 days before the election depending on the type of local option and its process.
3. Form 5-F, a certificate of the required number of valid signatures, necessary to place the question on the ballot no later than 15 days after the request has been made by the petitioner. A valid petition must be signed by registered voters equal to at least 35 percent of the total number of votes cast in the precinct for the office of governor at the most recent gubernatorial election;
4. A list of the streets (including the address numbers of residences and business establishments) in the precinct in which the election will be held. This list of streets must include the specific beginning and ending numbers for each street that are in the precinct. The board of elections may charge a reasonable fee to cover costs for any street listing that it provides to a petitioner or anyone else;
5. Form 5-M, for notifying affected permit holders that a petition is being circulated for an election for the submission of one or more of the questions specified in Forms 5-A, 5-C, 5-D, 5-E, *5-P, *5-Q, or *5-T;
*Note: Form 5-M is not required with Petition Forms 5-P, 5-Q or 5-T if the intent of the petitioner is to change the status of the ‘dry’ portion of a precinct to ‘wet’
6. *Form 5-I, for notifying the Division of Liquor Control of the names of streets including specific beginning and ending numbers as provided by the board of elections;
*Note: Form 5-I is not required with Petition Forms 5-P, 5-Q or 5-T if the intent of the petitioner is to change the status of the ‘dry’ portion of a precinct to ‘wet’
7. *Form 5-N, an affidavit for attesting that the petitioner notified all affected permit holders of the local liquor option election.
*Note: Form 5-N is not required with Petition Forms 5-P, 5-Q or 5-T if the intent of the petitioner is to change the status of the ‘dry’ portion of a precinct to ‘wet’
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