Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Referendum 71 Signature Rate Still On Track To Qualify For November Ballot

Seattle PI reported this update on the numbers for Referendum 71:

Elections officials said Tuesday they've checked more than 110,000 Referendum 71 signatures. Backers of the measure want to overturn Washington's new "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partner law.

Officials say 97,261 signatures have been accepted and 13,027 rejected. The overall error rate is 11.81 percent, up from the 11.72 percent rate reported Monday.

Sponsors need 120,677 valid Washington voter signatures for R-71 to win a place on the November ballot. Based on the number of signatures they turned in, the error rate can't go over 12.4 percent.

The secretary of state's office hopes to finish the count by the end of this month

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