The number of signatures required for a ballot measure amending the California State Constitution is equal to 8% of the total votes cast in the preceding gubernatorial election. Therefore, a minimum of 997,139 valid signatures are required to qualify the Education Freedom Act (working title) initiative for the November 2022 Statewide Ballot. Because it’s typical for many signatures to be invalidated and thrown out, our goal is to obtain 1.5 million signatures to ensure a safe margin.
Signature gathering will not begin until early September 2021. The initiative will be submitted to the State Attorney General in July 2021 and 45 days later he will issue “Title and Summary”. At that point, the clock starts and we have 180 days to collect 1.5 million signatures.