The Oklahoma Secretary of State’s office completed it’s count on the petition signatures to put the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana to a vote of the people.
There wasn’t enough. The effort lacked almost 21,000 signatures state-wide of registered voters.
Here’s the news release from the governor’s office:
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Secretary of State James Williamson today announced his office has completed the counting of signatures for a state question that would ask voters to incorporate the right to recreational marijuana in the Oklahoma Constitution.
The secretary of state’s office counted a total of 102,814 signatures for proposed State Question 797.
As has been previously reported, the initiative required 123,725 signatures to be put on the ballot. That equates to 15 percent of 824,831, the total number of ballots cast in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
As required by law, the secretary of state’s office sent a report on its findings to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The state Supreme Court will review the information and officially determine whether there are sufficient signatures to place the proposal on a ballot.
For further details on the state’s initiative and referendum petition process, click here.