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May 8, 2024

Signature Collection Campaigns Rely on Confusion: But You Can Undo That Mistake

 

The 2024 Presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most consequential in our life-time – and for the Pro-Life Generation, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Much has been said on this website about how Joe Biden is the most rabidly pro-abortion President in a generation. His campaign is going all in on expanding abortion in 2024 to nearly limitless levels across multiple states. By putting abortion on the ballot through signature collection campaigns and ballot initiatives, the Democrats are poised to ensure that protections for preborn lives are undone or hard to implement going forward. We saw what they did in Ohio in 2023. 

So far in 2024, three states have confirmed abortion will be on the ballot: 

  • Arizona 
  • Florida 
  • Maryland

New York’s ballot initiative was put on hold due to a recent judicial ruling, while South Dakota and Missouri are currently reviewing submitted signatures post deadline. Six additional states are still collecting signatures.    

Earlier in 2024, SFLAction worked to prevent abortion from getting on the ballot, turning voter education and legislative activism into victory in Maine and New Hampshire, where abortion ballot initiatives were stopped. SFLAction is planning additional grassroots activism and ad spend in key states this fall.  

READ: Abortion IS on the Ballot: The Top Pro-Life Ballot Initiatives for 2024 

The abortion lobby and their corporate funders rely on signature collection campaigns and ballot referendums, because of the way they’re structured. Containing confusing language that’s unfamiliar to average voters, they are often written in a way that deliberately hides what they’re trying to accomplish. And for abortion, that could mean the complete and total removal of restrictions.  

Sadly, many people can be duped into signing onto one of these pro-abortion campaigns. But thanks to Students for Life of America (SFLA) there’s a way to undo it. We have recently launched AbortionBallot.org, which contains state-specific instructions on how to get a signature removed from one of these campaigns.  

We also provided an overview below, for fast reference.  

BUT TO GET STARTED NOW, VISIT: AbortionBallot.org 

 

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Arizona: 

To successfully revoke your signature from the “Arizona Abortion Access Act” initiative petition, you must complete the following steps* immediately: 

  • Download and fill out an Affidavit of Signature Withdrawal form (see the download link below) and have it notarized. Important: You must not add your signature until you are in the presence of a notary. 
  • Search online for notaries in your area or call your bank to see if it offers this service. You will need a government-issued ID card for the notary to verify your identity.  
  • The petition serial number is I-05-2024. 
  • Once notarized, mail the form to: 

Arizona Secretary of State
ATTN: Elections Division
1700 West Washington St.
Seventh Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007 

*=Individuals who sign a pro-abortion ballot petition have the option to withdraw their signature from the petition only until 5 p.m. on the date the petition is officially filed. While the signature collection deadline is July 3, 2024, signature collection may end earlier if ~383,000 signatures are reached before then. 

DOWNLOAD: Arizona Affidavit Of Signature Withdrawal

 

Arkansas: 

To successfully revoke your signature from the “Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024,” you must complete the following steps* immediately: 

Subject Line:  

I Revoke My Signature from Your Ballot Initiative Petition 

Email Text:  

Dear Arkansans for Limited Government, 

I am writing to you to demand you strike my name from your ballot initiative petition, the Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024. I added my name to your ballot petition on [DATE] in [LOCATION]. My registered voting address is: [FULL ADDRESS, ZIP CODE]. After learning more about the amendment, I regret showing support for this referendum to appear on the Arkansas ballot in 2024. Please respond with confirmation that my name is stricken. 

Sincerely, [Your Full Name] 

*=Individuals who sign a pro-abortion ballot petition have the option to withdraw their signature from the petition before the petition is officially filed. While the signature collection deadline is July 5, 2024, signature collection may end earlier if ~90,000 signatures are reached before then. 

 

Montana: 

To successfully revoke your signature from the “Ballot Issue #14: Montana Right to Abortion Initiative” petition, you must complete the following steps* immediately: 

  • Download and fill out the Request for Withdrawal of Petition Signature form (see the download link below) and have it notarized. Important: You must not add your signature until you are in the presence of a notary or an officer of the office where the form is filed.  
  • Search online for notaries in your area or call your bank to see if it offers this service. You will need a government-issued ID card for the notary to verify your identity. 
  • Once notarized, file the form at your County Election Administrator’s Office. You can search online for nearby county election offices. 

*=Individuals who sign a pro-abortion ballot petition have the option to withdraw their signature up to the time of final submission of petition sheets to the county election office. While the signature collection deadline is June 21, 2024, signature collection may end earlier if ~60,000 signatures are reached before then. 

DOWNLOAD: Montana Request for Withdrawal of Petition Signature

 

Nebraska: 

To successfully revoke your signature from the “Right to Abortion Initiative,” you must complete the following steps* immediately: 

  • Download and fill out the Affidavit for Removal of Name on Petition form (see the download link below) and have it notarized. Important: You must not add your signature until you are in the presence of a notary.
  • Search online for notaries in your area or call your bank to see if it offers this service. You will need a government-issued ID card for the notary to verify your identity.
  • Once notarized, send the form via mail to: 

Secretary of State
ATTN: Elections Division
P.O. Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509 

*=Individuals who sign a pro-abortion ballot petition have the option to withdraw their signature from the petition until the day it is filed. While the signature collection deadline is July 5, 2024, signature collection may end earlier if 7% of registered voter signatures are collected before then. 

DOWNLOAD: Nebraska Affidavit for Name Removal

 

Nevada: 

To successfully revoke your signature from the “Nevada Reproductive Rights Amendment” initiative petition, you must complete the following steps* immediately: 

  • Call your local Nevada County Office and say, “I was misled and would like to revoke my abortion ballot petition signature.” 
  • Search for your local County Office phone number on the Nevada Directory of State and Local Government, beginning on page 166. 

*=Individuals who sign a pro-abortion ballot petition have the option to withdraw their signature from the petition if their signature has not yet been sent to the Secretary of State by the county office. While the signature collection deadline is June 26, 2024, signature collection may end earlier if 102,000 signatures are reached before then.