2020 Legal Requirements

Answers to the legal requirements for Outlaw Dirty Money 2020

Outlaw Dirty Money 2020 Legal Requirements

Any person who is qualified to register to vote in Arizona can circulate petitions. You do not have to be registered to vote – you just have to be eligible to register to vote. That means you must be a US Citizen at least 18 years old, who has not been adjudicated to be in capacitated or convicted of treason or a felony unless your political rights have been restored.

You may solicit signatures in any county in the state but ALL signers on each petition have to be from one county only.

Any person registered to vote in Arizona can sign a petition regardless of political party. However, each petition can only contain signatures from voters in ONE COUNTY. Every petition will have the County identified at the top. Signatures from other counties will not be counted. If someone registered in a different County wants to sign, start a new petition for that County. Even if you have only 1 signature on a particular petition, that signature is important!

The signature of the CIRCULATOR must be notarized on the back of the petition for the petition to be valid. A list of places where you can have your petitions notarized and hand them in is provided in your folder or on at www.outlawdirtymoney.com.

Each sheet has 15 rows — the petition does not have to all 15 rows completed, but once it is notarized, you can’t collect any additional signatures. Start a new petition sheet in this instance.

There are rules for the petitions as a whole, and rules for individual signatures:.

Petition Rules

  • Petitions are legal documents that need to be treated with respect!
  • Keep the petition stapled to the amendment language! DO NOT SEPARATE THE STAPLED PAGES!The entire petition will be disqualified if it is separated!
  • Try your very best to keep your petitions clean from random markings, food and beverage mishaps, children who like to scribble, water damage, or anything else – these are just examples of why some petitions were disqualified in 2018.
  • Petitions are County specific– write the name of the County at the top of the petition page in the spaces provided. Only voters who are registered in that County may sign that petition. Make new County petitions if you run into people from another County who want to sign.
  • Circulators should oversee the collection of every signature. Do not leave your petition unattended or give it to someone else to collect additional signatures.

SignatureRules: Turn this paper over to see specific instructions for each box on the petition.

  • Signatures must be provided with a blue or black pen. No other colors please! No Sharpies!
  • Each line on the petition must be filled out entirely by the voter who is signing unless that person requires assistance. For example, someone with a hand tremor may sign the petition but need someone (other than the circulator)to fill out the other information. If that occurs, fill out the Voter Assistance Declaration form.
  • Signers should sign in the same way as they are registered to vote. If they cannot remember, use their full legal name – the name on the drivers’ license is a good indication. Please, no initials or nicknames unless the voter is sure he or she is registered that way.
  • Please do not use ditto marks to indicate things like a street address, zip code, etc.
  • Encourage signers to stay within the lines. Some may go over or under the line when they sign. Some helpful hints:
    • Use a petition mask(ODM can provide)
    • Use a sticky (post-it note) to protect the signature above from being overwritten.
    • If the signer goes below the line, have the next signer skip that line and sign in the next blank box.
  • You ARE permitted to sign your own petition. However, a notary may not notarize a petition that he or she has circulated.