The deadline for ballot initiatives to submit signatures has passed. How close are the proposals to qualifying for the 2018 ballot?
In order to qualify for the ballot, a citizen's initiative must get 113,000 signatures statewide as well as get 10% of the vote from the last presidential election in 26 of Utah's 29 Senate districts.
According to the latest numbers from the Utah Elections Office as of 4/17/2018:
- The Utah Medical Cannabis Act has 141,990 verified signatures and has hit the required 10% threshold in 24 Senate districts.
- Count My Vote has 109,339 verified signatures so far. They have reached the 10% mark in 17 Senate districts.
- The Utah Decides Healthcare Act that would expand Medicaid coverage has 86,025 verified signatures so far. Backers have hit the 10% threshold in 7 Senate districts.
- Better Boundaries, which seeks to establish an independent redistricting commission, has met the 10% requirement in 9 Senate districts so far with 100,538 verified signatures.