The process of amending the Arizona Constitution is a complex one, requiring a great deal of effort and dedication to ensure that the amendment is properly presented to the public. In order to amend the Constitution, 15% of qualified voters must sign an initiative that proposes a constitutional amendment, while 10% of qualified voters must sign an initiative that proposes a statutory amendment. In most states, legislatures vote on constitutional amendments to be sent to the ballot for consideration by voters, with Delaware being the exception. Depending on the state, amendments may need to be passed during one or two successive legislative sessions, or even twice - once during a legislative session and again during the next legislative session.
In Missouri, a unique provision in section 2 (b) of Article XII requires that proposed amendments must be published in two newspapers of different political faiths in each county. This may explain why Vermont's current constitution is one of the oldest in the country, since it was approved in 1793. Florida has more ways to present proposed amendments to the state constitution to Florida voters than any other state. Indiana is more restrictive than most states when it comes to amending the constitution, as any proposed amendment must be approved in two successive sessions of the Indiana General Assembly before it can be put to a popular vote. In Maine, Article XIV states that, in order for an amendment with specific provisions to become part of the constitution, it must be approved by a majority vote not only throughout the state, but also in the specific county to which it applies exclusively.
This was first established in Maine's Constitution of 1819, which only required a legislative proposal followed by a popular vote in order to be amended.