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  •  How long would a referendum take? (0+ / 0-)

    And how many times would the Rs try to appeal it?

    If life gives you melons, you may be dyslexic.

    by glorificus on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 08:19:16 PM PST

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    •  until the next regular general election (1+ / 0-)
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      IIRC they have 90 days to circulate the petition for the referendum, then the state has some time to verify signatures. If that's not done by July, then the referendum happens in November of 2014. The law doesn't go into effect until after the vote.

      (Referenda and initiatives used to happen on primaries, too, but the election law was changed so June 2012 is the last primary with referenda).

      (It used to be the case that the governor could call a special election for these things. I don't know, because I haven't read the 2011 changes to election law in California, if that's still the case. Even if it is, Governor Brown would have to actually call a special election.)

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