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Jena Griswold

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Media contact

Steve Hurlbert
303-860-6903
steve.hurlbert@sos.state.co.us

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
303-860-6903
Steve Hurlbert - steve.hurlbert@sos.state.co.us

“Restoration of Gray Wolves” Initiative Qualifies For 2020 Ballot

Denver, January 6, 2020 – 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%

Calculation of Sufficiency

The text of the “Restoration of Gray Wolves” Initiative.

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”).