Guidelines and Requirements for Petitions:
Format Requirements for Text, Cover and Signature Sheets
Text, cover and signature sheets must meet the following formatting requirements:
- standard 8 ½ “ x 11” size paper
- at least 20 pound (weight) uncoated paper
- Upon request from the county elections official, the chief petitioners may be called upon to provide a printer’s certification that the paper they are using is uncoated.
- printed on white or pastel colored paper stock to render text readable and enable election officials to readily verify signatures
All paper must be approved by the county elections official prior to circulation (coated paper and newsprint will not be approved).
Size and style of type must be deemed readable and approved in writing by the county elections official. However, the text must be printed in at least 10-point type.
Text, cover and signature sheets must be submitted for approval exactly as intended to circulate, including weight, style and color of paper with cover and signature sheet back to back. Any proposed variation to approved text, cover or signature sheets must be resubmitted and approved in writing by the county elections official before circulating.