Tips for Filing a Valid
Petition with Signatures that Count
Provide Correct Residential Address
If person is a judicial candidate, Provide
Supreme Court Registration Number
Circulator of Petition
Have at least 25 registered voters sign the
petition (For purposes of attaining the required 25
valid signatures, county election commission offices highly recommend
than the minimum of 25 signatures be collected.)
Have each registered voter sign his or her
own Name (A printed
name of someone who has registered to vote with a signature will not
sufficient information for the election commission to compare the
Have each registered voter provide his or
her residential address.
If the person has moved to an address
outside of the precinct of registration, then the person’s voter
address will have to be changed with the county election commission
before it can be counted.
A ditto mark that follows an address may be
counted, if each voter has signed his or her individual name and the
residential address involved is the same for the respective voter.
Ditto marks cannot be counted for
signatures. Family members who sign
beneath each other must sign their own last names.
Ditto marks on a last name do not provide the
election commission with sufficient information to compare the
Do not accept P.O. Boxes. P.O
Boxes will not be counted, even if listed
as the person’s mailing address.
Do not allow one individual to sign for
another individual. This includes