Today, our elections division announced over their new twitter feed (@oregonelections) that Initiative Petitions 13 and 28 have qualified for the November, 2010 ballot.
Initiative Petition 13, which imposes mandatory minimum sentences for certain major felony sex crimes and driving under the influence convictions, received 93,223 valid signatures.
The other ballot, Initiative Petition 28, which establishes a medical marijuana supply system in addition to assistance and research programs and the limited selling of marijuana, qualified with 85,848 valid signatures.
Our Elections Division has until Aug. 1 to determine which initiative petitions qualify for the ballot. Once that process is complete, each qualified petition will be assigned a measure number in the order in which the completed petitions were submitted for signature verification. Numbering will start with Measure 70, which will be assigned to one of the three referrals sent to the Nov. 2 ballot by the Oregon Legislature. The initiated measure numbers will begin this year with 73.
The results of all initiative petition signature verifications for the 2010 election will become final on Aug. 1, the constitutional deadline to complete signature verification. Until then, any legal challenges or amended verification reports could alter the final numbers.
For all your up-to-date elections information, please check out our elections division’s Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/oregonelections
You’ll get insider looks into the initiative petition signature verification process, hear about upcoming events and deadlines and be able to ask elections staff your questions.