Six Californias Statement on Signature Verification Process

September 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Six Californias campaign released the following statement following the California Secretary of State’s decision not to conduct a full check of the signatures collected to place the measure on the November 2016 ballot.

“Six Californias collected more than enough signatures to place the initiative on the November 2016 ballot and we are confident that a full check of the signatures would confirm that fact,” said Six Californias proponent Timothy C. Draper. “Six Californias will conduct a review of the signatures determined to be invalid by the registrars in several counties to determine if they were in fact valid signatures. The internal verification process conducted by our signature-gathering firm predicted a much higher validity rate than the random sample result. It is unfortunate that the current, archaic, system has delayed this process. It is yet another example of the dysfunction of the current system and reinforces the need for six fresh, modern governments. In the meantime, we will work with the Secretary of State to verify all of the signatures gathered during the petition process.”

Six Californias is an initiative to create six states with responsive, local governments. The initiative takes California into new territory, one where Californians can choose not only their own representatives, but also their own government.


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