Joseph Backholm, with Preserve Marriage Washington, said Monday the campaign will turn the signatures in to the secretary of state’s office at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The campaign says it will submit more than 225,000 signatures, well over the number needed to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
The referendum seeks to overturn the measure allowing same-sex marriage in the state that was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire earlier this year. The new law takes effect Thursday unless opponents turn in enough signatures.
Backers of R-74 need to have 120,577 valid voter signatures by Wednesday to qualify for the ballot. The secretary of state’s office recommends that campaigns submit about 150,000 signatures in order to provide a cushion for invalid or duplicate signatures.
More Northwest Headlines
2 Yakima County men sentenced for killing eagles USGS awards $4M in Northwest, California for earthquake early warning systems Commuter train hits vehicle in Puyallup, kills 1 woman Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from Swinomish Tribe Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2 Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown with protesters
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.