Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday, April 23, that his office has approved the form of an initiative petition amending Article III of the Missouri Constitution, and the initiative petition is now open for public comment. The petition (2014-027) was submitted by Whitfield Montgomery. Missourians can provide public comment at http://www.sos.mo.gov/.
The five-day public comment period allows Missourians to offer their observations on the submitted proposal online or by mail or phone. The office has 10 days after the form of the petition is approved to draft the ballot summary language, during which time the office will review all comments.
In his first month in office, Kander instituted the public comment process, which includes posting the proposed initiative petition online as soon as its form is approved, to make the process more accessible and transparent for Missourians.