Training on Campaign Skills: Collecting Signatures for Ballot Initiatives

How many signatures should you collect on each initiative petition? What should you ask of the signer with an illegible signature? When should you stop collecting signatures in order to leave them to be collected in the probable second round next summer? Such practical issues were addressed by Liz Popolo and Dan Gilbert of Voter Choice Massachusetts in their presentation on September 12 to an audience from the League and the general public.

Time is short to collect signatures: petitions are due in the local registrars by November 20.

Questions were also asked about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), since a ballot question on the topic is one of the 12 initiative petitions to have been approved this fall. VoterChoiceMA is to educate voters about RCV.

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