Washington Signature Checking Almost Done
August 31, 2009
The Washington Secretary of State's office reports they expect to be done by tomorrow with counting signatures in the effort to put the new domestic partnership law up to voters to approve or reject. As of Friday night, 129,996 signatures have been checked -- 114,583 have been accepted and 15,413 have been rejected. That puts the rejection rate at 11.86 percent, lower than the approximately 12.4 percent needed to keep Ref 71 off the ballot. There are only about 8000 signatures left to check. Don't forget though that the campaign to uphold Washington State's domestic partner law has filed suit against the signature verification process saying, among other things, signature gatherers did not sign or stamped a signature on their forms -- against regulations for signature submission. There's a hearing this week and we'll bring you news as we get it.
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