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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Media contact
(303) 860-6903

Rich Coolidge
richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us

Andrew Cole
andrew.cole@sos.state.co.us

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Scott Gessler
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Scott Gessler
Secretary of State

Suzanne Staiert
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
(303) 860-6903
Rich Coolidge - richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us
Andrew Cole - andrew.cole@sos.state.co.us

Sen. Morse recall petition deemed sufficient

Denver, June 18, 2013 - Today Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced the petition to recall Senator John Morse (SD-11) was found sufficient as required by statute.  Statement of Sufficiency (PDF)

On June 3, 2013, the proponents of the recall effort submitted 16,198 petition signatures to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State's office began an immediate line-by-line review of the signatures. The proponents were required to gather 7,178 valid signatures, equaling 25 percent of all the votes cast in the previous election for Senate District 11. The total number of valid signatures on the petition was 10,137.

Under Colorado law, there is a fifteen day protest period, during which any eligible elector can file a protest with the Secretary of State. Barring a successful protest, at the conclusion of the protest period, the Governor will be responsible for setting an election date. The election date will be held between 45 - 75 days from the end of the protest period.

Petition verification summary

Total number of qualified signature lines 16,198
Total number of entries rejected (invalid) 6,061
Total number of entries accepted (valid) 10,137
Number of valid signatures required 7,178