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Initiative to reintroduce gray wolves to Colorado makes 2020 ballot

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 06, 2020

DENVER — The Elections Division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced Monday that Proposed Initiative 107 (“Restoration of Gray Wolves”) has qualified for the 2020 General Election ballot.

In a release Monday, the Secretary of State's office said the “Restoration of Gray Wolves” Initiative is a statewide initiative and therefore requires at least 5% of the total number of votes cast for all candidates for the office of secretary of state at the previous general election, which in this case was 124,632.

The office said that after reviewing a 5 percent sample of the more than 215,000 submitted signatures, the projected number of valid signatures was greater than 110 percent of the total number required.

This requirement is outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) [] of the Colorado constitution.

The following information was also included in the release.

Random Sample Verification Summary:

Total number of qualified signatures submitted215,370
5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample)10,769
Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample6,967
Total number of the entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample3,802
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample139,333
Total number of signatures required for placement on ballot124,632
Projected percentage of required valid signatures111.80%

The Calculation of Sufficiency is available here.

The text of the “Restoration of Gray Wolves” Initiative is available here.


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