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Washington Candidate Filing Initiative (2010)

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The Washington Candidate Filing Initiative, also known as I-1075, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure concerned election candidate filing fees.[1] According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

Text of measure

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The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1075 concerns election candidate filing fees.
Concise Description:This measure would reduce the number of voter signatures required on petitions from candidates who lack sufficient assets or income to pay the filing fee, and allow candidates’ economic eligibility to be challenged.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Summary

According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:

This measure would reduce the number of signatures candidates must collect on filing fee petitions if they lack sufficient assets to pay the filing fee. Statewide offices would require 500 Washington voters, the federal House of Representatives would require 200 voters in the district to be represented, and all other offices would require 50 voters in the district to be represented. Voters could challenge candidates’ economic standing to file petitions in lieu the filing fee.

Path to the ballot

See also: Washington signature requirements

According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. In order to qualify for the November ballot, supporters were required to submit a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures by July 2, 2010.

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