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Secretary of State nixes remote signing of initiative petitions


Last updated 10/9/2020 at 12:07pm

Kim Wyman

Secretary of State Kim Wyman filed legal action yesterday asking Thurston County Superior Court to declare she is not required to accept electronic signatures on initiative petitions. The filing was made as a result of initiative sponsors asserting the Secretary of State is required to count electronic signatures when verifying and canvassing signatures on initiative petitions.

Two types of initiatives may be filed in Washington state: initiatives to the People, which are submitted for a direct vote of the people; and initiatives to the Legislature, which are submitted to the state Legislat...

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