On Friday, August 23, Fair Elections Portland resubmitted 300 names to the city clerk’s office at city hall that it believes should have counted as valid ones in the recent count.
This resubmission followed the work of a team of Fair Election personnel who reviewed the signatures that could not be certified by the city clerk’s office according to Dena Libner of Fair Elections. The team came up with a new list that was submitted last Friday.
The City Clerk’s office has five (5) days to review these resubmitted names.
Earlier this month, Fair Elections Portland acknowledged a referendum for ranked-choice voting to be extended to all Portland races did not garner enough valid names to be placed on this November’s ballot, There was a 400 signature gap between what was needed to get on the ballot and what the city clerk’s office counted as valid.
For more background information on the issue, please see post herein dated August 2, 2019.