Regulation, taxation of Marijuana Act qualifies for ballot

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has notified Gov. Doug Ducey that initiative measure I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirements for placement on the Nov. 8, general election ballot.

The Secretary of State’s office has certified that the number of signatures for the initiative are in excess of the minimum required by the constitution to place a measure on the general election ballot, according to a press release.

The number of valid signatures filed with this petition, based on the random sample, appears to be at least 100 percent of the minimum required or through examination of each signature has been certified to be greater than the minimum required by the constitution.

  • To qualify for the ballot, the county recorders were required to validate at least 7,681 total signatures with no worse than a 38.4 percent signature failure rate.
  • The county recorders validated 8,864 signatures and disqualified 3,611 signatures, resulting in a 28.95 percent signature failure rate.
  • Pursuant to state law the estimated total number of valid signatures is 177,258, which exceeds the 150,642 minimum signatures to qualify for the ballot under the Arizona Constitution.
  • The Secretary of State’s Office has notified the Governor that a sufficient number of signatures have been filed and that the initiative will be placed the general election ballot.
  • The initiative will be assigned Proposition 205.

The General Election will be held on Nov. 8, with early voting beginning on Oct. 12.

For more information on the ballot measure, visit www.Arizona.Vote.

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