Title 20A Chapter 7

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Section 101 Definitions.
Section 102 Initiatives and referenda authorized -- Restrictions.
Section 103 Constitutional amendments and other questions submitted by the Legislature -- Publication -- Ballot title -- Procedures for submission to popular vote.
Section 201 Statewide initiatives -- Signature requirements -- Submission to the Legislature or to a vote of the people.
Section 202 Statewide initiative process -- Application procedures -- Time to gather signatures -- Grounds for rejection.
Section 202.5 Initial fiscal impact estimate -- Preparation of estimate -- Challenge to estimate.
Section 203 Form of initiative petition and signature sheets.
Section 204 Circulation requirements -- Lieutenant governor to provide sponsors with materials.
Section 204.1 Public hearings to be held before initiative petitions are circulated -- Changes to an initiative and initial fiscal impact estimate.
Section 205 Obtaining signatures -- Verification -- Removal of signature.
Section 205.5 Initial disclosures -- Paid circulators.
Section 206 Submitting the initiative petition -- Certification of signatures by the county clerks -- Transfer to lieutenant governor.
Section 206.3 Verification of petition signatures.
Section 207 Evaluation by the lieutenant governor.
Section 208 Disposition of initiative petitions by the Legislature.
Section 209 Ballot title -- Duties of lieutenant governor and Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.
Section 210 Form of ballot -- Manner of voting.
Section 211 Return and canvass -- Conflicting measures -- Law effective on proclamation.
Section 212 Effective date.
Section 213 Misconduct of electors and officers -- Penalty.
Section 214 Fiscal review -- Repeal, amendment, or resubmission.
Section 301 Referendum -- Signature requirements -- Submission to voters.
Section 302 Referendum process -- Application procedures.
Section 303 Form of referendum petition and signature sheets.
Section 304 Circulation requirements -- Lieutenant governor to provide sponsors with materials.
Section 305 Obtaining signatures -- Verification -- Removal of signature.
Section 306 Submitting the referendum petition -- Certification of signatures by the county clerks -- Transfer to lieutenant governor.
Section 306.3 Verification of petition signatures.
Section 307 Evaluation by the lieutenant governor.
Section 308 Ballot title -- Duties of lieutenant governor and Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.
Section 309 Form of ballot -- Manner of voting.
Section 310 Return and canvass -- Conflicting measures -- Law effective on proclamation.
Section 311 Effective date.
Section 312 Misconduct of electors and officers -- Penalty.
Section 402 Local voter information pamphlet -- Contents -- Limitations -- Preparation -- Statement on front cover.
Section 501 Initiatives.
Section 502 Local initiative process -- Application procedures.
Section 502.5 Initial fiscal and legal impact estimate -- Preparation of estimate -- Challenge to estimate.
Section 503 Form of initiative petitions and signature sheets.
Section 504 Circulation requirements -- Local clerk to provide sponsors with materials.
Section 505 Obtaining signatures -- Verification -- Removal of signature.
Section 506 Submitting the initiative petition -- Certification of signatures by the county clerks -- Transfer to local clerk.
Section 506.3 Verification of petition signatures.
Section 507 Evaluation by the local clerk.
Section 508 Ballot title -- Duties of local clerk and local attorney.
Section 509 Form of ballot -- Manner of voting.
Section 510 Return and canvass -- Conflicting measures -- Law effective on proclamation.
Section 511 Effective date.
Section 512 Misconduct of electors and officers -- Penalty.
Section 513 Fiscal review -- Repeal, amendment, or resubmission.
Section 601 Referenda -- General signature requirements -- Signature requirements for land use laws and subjurisdictional laws -- Time requirements.
Section 602 Local referendum process -- Application procedures.
Section 602.5 Initial fiscal and legal impact estimate -- Preparation of estimate -- Challenge to estimate.
Section 603 Form of referendum petition and signature sheets.
Section 604 Circulation requirements -- Local clerk to provide sponsors with materials.
Section 605 Obtaining signatures -- Verification -- Removal of signature.
Section 606 Submitting the referendum petition -- Certification of signatures by the county clerks -- Transfer to local clerk.
Section 606.3 Verification of petition signatures.
Section 607 Evaluation by the local clerk.
Section 608 Ballot title -- Duties of local clerk and local attorney.
Section 609 Form of ballot -- Manner of voting.
Section 609.5 Election on referendum challenging local tax law conducted entirely by absentee ballot.
Section 610 Return and canvass -- Conflicting measures -- Law effective on proclamation.
Section 611 Effective date.
Section 612 Misconduct of electors and officers -- Penalty.
Section 613 Property tax referendum petition.
Section 701 Voter information pamphlet to be prepared.
Section 702 Voter information pamphlet -- Form -- Contents -- Distribution.
Section 703 Impartial analysis of measure -- Determination of fiscal effects.
Section 704 Initiative measures -- Arguments for and against -- Voters' requests for argument -- Ballot arguments.
Section 705 Measures to be submitted to voters and referendum measures -- Preparation of argument of adoption.
Section 706 Copies of arguments to be sent to opposing authors -- Rebuttal arguments.
Section 801 Statewide Electronic Voter Information Website Program -- Duties of the lieutenant governor -- Content -- Duties of local election officials -- Deadlines -- Frequently asked voter questions -- Other elections.
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