Petition FAQs:

Q: Is petition a request to do something?

A: Yes, and most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity.

Q: Were petitions circulated by would-be candidates who wanted to appear on the ballot as possible replacements for Davis?

A: Yes.

Q: Were petitions always sent to an Office of Transmission where court secretaries read petitions aloud to the emperor?

A: Yes.

Q: Is petition a "summary process" used in probate?

A: Yes, and ecclesiastical and divorce cases, designed to handle matters which are too complex for simple motion.

Q: Is petition a new form of a petition becoming commonplace in the 21st century?

A: Yes.

Q: Were petitions a common form of protest and request to the British House of Commons in the 18th and 19th centuries?

A: Yes, and the largest being the Great/People's Charter, or petition of the Chartists.

Q: Are petitions commonly used in the U.S?

A: Yes, to qualify candidates for public office to appear on a ballot; while anyone can be a write-in candidate, a candidate desiring that his or her name appear on printed ballots and other official election materials must gather a certain number of valid signatures from registered voters.

Q: Were petitions more likely read to the emperor if they were persuasive enough to impeach questionable and corrupt local officials from office?

A: Yes.

Q: Is petition a document addressed to some official and signed by numerous individuals?

A: Yes.

Q: Was petition sent to the emperor?

A: Yes.