Ballot Issue Overview, Forms and Guidelines
It is the responsibility of ballot issue sponsors to ensure that all applicable laws are followed, including laws governing signature gathering activities and any deadline requirements. In addition to the information here, each ballot issue sponsor should review Title 13, Chapter 27, MCA, in its entirety.
The Legislature may pass bills in order to
- Refer a proposed law to the voters through a legislative referendum, or
- Send a proposed constitutional amendment to the voters.
Any individual or group may petition to
A member of the public proposing a ballot issue must follow certain steps: