Initiative Avalanche on 2016 Ballot?

460x12404-146x300.jpgNovember’s record-low turnout means it will be easier than ever to qualify a voter initiative for the ballot, since the number of signatures required to qualify is a percentage of the total votes cast for governor. Since only 7.3 million people voted, the far for qualifying ballot measures will drop to about 366,000 to put a standard initiative on the ballot — down from 504,760 — and 586,000 for a constitutional amendment — down from 807,615. This means there could be an avalanche of citizen initiatives in November 2016.

Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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