State Balloting Process

After forming their committee, proponents file the full
text of their initiative with the Secretary of State (SOS), along with a
sample petition form. The Secretary of State reviews the petition for form
and also writes a ballot title and summary based on the full text. The SOS
will take a suggested title and summary from proponents – but are not
obligated to use it. Once the SOS writes the title and summary, it is
forwarded to the Attorney General for final approval. After the initiative is
filed, the State Auditor writes a fiscal impact statement.