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Gun initiative is certified for November ballot

 

August 8, 2018

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Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies Initiative 1639's qualifications for the November General Election.

On July 27, Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified Initiative 1639 for the November General Election.

I-1639, titled by its sponsors as "Gun Violence Prevention," is the first of three initiatives submitted this summer to complete the verification process for the General Election. Initiatives 1631 and 1634 will also undergo the process to ensure that each has at least 259,622 valid qualifying signatures to make the ballot, as is required by law.

Wyman said concerns remain about whether the format of the I-1639 petition signature sheets complies with constitutional and statutory requirements, and whether it sets a precedent for future petitions. However, the initiative complied with the...



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