Oregon Petition Signature Verification Initiative (2010)
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Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote requires every registered voters' signature on initiative/referendum petitions be counted in determining if sufficient number were collected to qualify measure for ballot.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains laws regarding acceptance, verification of signatures on initiative/referendum petitions, including use of statistical sampling in determining if sufficient number were collected.
Summary: Amends constitution. Initiative/referendum petitions qualify for submission to voters only when they are signed by sufficient number of qualified voters; exact number depends on type of measure. Currently, laws and administrative rules establish requirements for signature collection and verification to prevent fraud, forgery, or improper signature gathering. Instead of counting each signature submitted, elections officials use statistical sampling of signature from valid petition forms to determine if sufficient number of qualified voter signatures were collected. Measure guarantees registered voters right to have their signatures counted in determining if sufficient number of signatures were submitted to qualify measure for ballot; prohibits any statute or administrative rule from restricting this right; may invalidate existing constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative rules regarding initiative/referendum petition requirements. Other provisions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. Petitions for an initiated constitutional amendment required eight percent of 1,379,475, or 110,358 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010.
- Details of the Oregon Petition Signature Verification Initiative 43
- Full text of proposed act
- July 27, 2009 letter from Attorney General of Oregon certifying a ballot title
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