By Bailey Ludlam and Earl Glynn
More than 100 initiatives were filed but only four met Missouri’s petition drive deadline for the November 2010 ballot on May 2. The earnings tax initiative submitted more than 200,000 signatures six days earlier. The majority of signatures rushed in only minutes before the clock hit 5 p.m on the due date. Missourians for the Protection of Dogs submitted an estimated 190,000 signatures; Show Me Better Courts filed 250,000; Vote Yes to Stop Double Taxation also filed signatures but declined to provide an estimate.
The secretary of state’s office has until Aug. 3 to verify the submitted petition signatures.
The videos below capture the submissions as they happened on Sunday.
Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Ballot Petition
Real Estate Double Taxation Initiative Petition
Judicial Selection Missouri Ballot Initiative
For the full story read Four initiatives aim for the Missouri ballot.