Voter Signature Verification & Electronic Petition Pilot
Commencing in 2018, section 1 of the bill requires signature verification for candidate petitions that are required to be filed with the secretary of state's office, describes the processes by which signatures are evaluated and candidates given an opportunity to cure a signature that is not verified, and authorizes the secretary of state to promulgate rules regarding such signature verification.
Section 2 creates a procedure by which a major or minor party candidate who is required to file his or her petition with the secretary of state's office may cure errors or insufficiencies regarding circulator affidavits. Section 2 directs the secretary to promulgate rules to implement the cure process.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)