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Article - Election Law




§6–201.

    (a)    A petition shall contain:

        (1)    an information page; and

        (2)    signature pages containing not less than the total number of signatures required by law to be filed.

    (b)    The information page shall contain:

        (1)    a description of the subject and purpose of the petition, conforming to the requirements of regulations;

        (2)    identification of the sponsor and, if the sponsor is an organization, of the individual designated to receive notices under this subtitle;

        (3)    the required information relating to the signatures contained in the petition;

        (4)    the required affidavit made and executed by the sponsor or, if the sponsor is an organization, by an individual responsible to and designated by the organization; and

        (5)    any other information required by regulation.

    (c)    Each signature page shall contain:

        (1)    a description of the subject and purpose of the petition, conforming to the requirements of regulations;

        (2)    if the petition seeks to place a question on the ballot, either:

            (i)    a fair and accurate summary of the substantive provisions of the proposal; or

            (ii)    the full text of the proposal;

        (3)    a statement, to which each signer subscribes, that:

            (i)    the signer supports the purpose of that petition process; and

            (ii)    based on the signer’s information and belief, the signer is a registered voter in the county specified on the page and is eligible to have his or her signature counted;

        (4)    spaces for signatures and the required information relating to the signers;

        (5)    a space for the name of the county in which each of the signers of that page is a registered voter;

        (6)    a space for the required affidavit made and executed by the circulator; and

        (7)    any other information required by regulation.

    (d)    If the petition seeks to place a question on the ballot and the sponsor elects to print a summary of the proposal on each signature page as provided in subsection (c)(2)(i) of this section:

        (1)    the circulator shall have the full text of the proposal present at the time and place that each signature is affixed to the page; and

        (2)    the signature page shall state that the full text is available from the circulator.

    (e)    A signature page shall satisfy the requirements of subsections (c) and (d)(2) of this section before any signature is affixed to it and at all relevant times thereafter.