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Referendum 301 Qualifies for the November 2014 Ballot

Referendum 301 Qualifies for the November 2014 Ballot

SALEM – Referendum 301 has qualified for the November 2014 ballot, according to an unofficial signature-count completed this morning.

The referendum blocks Senate Bill 833 from going into effect on Jan. 1. SB 833 would allow Oregon residents who cannot prove they are in the United States legally to obtain a temporary Oregon driver’s license. The Oregon Legislature approved the law this summer.

Chief petitioners submitted a total of 70,973 unverified signatures by the Oct. 4 referendum deadline. The Elections Division accepted 69,208 signatures for verification. A statistical sampling method determined that 58,291 signatures were valid. A total of 58,142 valid signatures were required to place the measure on the ballot.

Official signature verification results will be announced Nov. 5.

For more information, contact Tony Green at 503-507-0082.

Tony Green
Written by Tony Green

Tony is the principal media contact for the Secretary of State's office. He joined the office in January 2013. Previously, he worked in the Chief Operating Officer's office and the Department of Justice. For nearly 22 years, he worked as a reporter for The Oregonian covering legal issues, politics and crime. Media inquiries: 503-507-0082.