Oregon Secretary of State rules that Clackamas County erroneously accepted signatures

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September 19, 2011


OREGON CITY, Oregon: The Oregon Secretary of State has ruled that the Clackamas County Auditor erroneously accepted three signatures when verifying a petition for an urban renewal district in the county. The director of elections stated that the County should have gone through all the remaining 175 questionable signatures rather than just stop when the needed amount was reached. The Secretary's office will send a representative to the County to oversee the review of the remaining signatures. This will not remove the issue from the ballot, it will just give a final tally of the valid signatures obtained by the petition and allow for someone to take the issue to court if they thought it necessary. The review will also be open to the public.[1]

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