The Elections Division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that Proposed Initiative 107 (“Restoration of Gray Wolves”) has qualified for the 2020 General Election ballot.
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 is 124,632. This requirement is outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) of the Colorado constitution. After reviewing a 5% sample of the 215,370 submitted signatures, the projected number of valid signatures is greater than 110% of the total number required.
Random Sample Verification Summary:
Total number of qualified signatures submitted 215,370
5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample) 10,769
Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample 6,967
Total number of the entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample 3,802
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample 139,333
Total number of signatures required for placement on ballot 124,632
Projected percentage of required valid signatures 111.80%
The Calculation of Sufficiency is available here. The text of the “Restoration of Gray Wolves” Initiative is available here.
A record of all accepted and rejected signatures, including reasons for each rejection is on file with the Secretary of State.
The other initiatives approved for the 2020 ballot at this time are Senate Bill 19-042 National Popular Vote Referendum and Initiative 76 (“Citizen Qualification of Electors”).