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Thursday, August 03, 2006

BREAKING: I-933 officially qualifies

As expected, Initiative 933 (the "pay or waive" initiative that creates land use mayhem and destroys growth management) has officially qualified for the ballot. The Secretary of State has finished the random sample check:
Sponsors of Initiative 933 submitted a total of 317,353 petition signatures to the Secretary of State. Election officials conducted a random sample of 9,711 signatures, of which 8,524 were valid signatures – 1,187 were determined invalid. Signatures are invalid if the signer is not a registered voter or if he or she signed more than once.

The petition was checked using the “random sample” process authorized by state law. Under the process, a statistically valid percentage of the signatures are selected at random and checked against voter registration records. A mathematical formula is then applied to the results to obtain a projected rate of invalidation.

Election officials examined 9,711 (a 3 percent sample) on Initiative 933. From that inspection, it was determined that the measure had an invalidation rate of 17.12 percent.
As with I-920, we've known for months this piece of garbage was headed for the ballot. A diverse coalition of organizations has come together to defeat Initiative 933. Learn more and pledge to vote no here.

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