Sen. Morse recall petition deemed sufficient

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Sen. Morse recall petition deemed sufficient

Denver, Colorado – Today Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced the petition to recall Senator John Morse (SD-11) was found sufficient as required by statute. A copy of the statement of sufficiency is linked below.

On June 3, 2013, the proponents of the recall effort submitted 16,198 petition signatures to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office began an immediate line-by-line review of the signatures. The proponents were required to gather 7,178 valid signatures, equaling 25 percent of all the votes cast in the previous election for Senate District 11. The total number of valid signatures on the petition was 10,137.

Under Colorado law, there is a fifteen day protest period, during which any eligible elector can file a protest with the Secretary of State. Barring a successful protest, at the conclusion of the protest period, the Governor will be responsible for setting an election date. The election date will be held between 45-75 days from the end of the protest period.

Petition verification summary:

Total number of qualified signature lines 


Total number of entries rejected (invalid) 


Total number of entries accepted (valid)


Number of valid signatures required




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