Medical Marijuana Supporters In Ohio Say They Have Met Petition Goals
Supporters of Medical Marijuana in Ohio say they had hundreds of volunteers at precincts on primary election day and exceeded their expectations on signatures.
"We targeted precincts that had highest voter turnout in past elections," said Mary Jane Borden of the Ohio Rights Group. "The Secretary of State's office has that list and there was an element of targeting to our methods."
Borden says many supporters left precincts around central Ohio that were experiencing lower than expected turnout.
Supporters will need 385,000 valid signatures by July 5 in order for the issue to be placed on the November ballot.
Borden says the number must be significantly higher in order to guarantee enough valid signatures.
"There were hundreds of volunteers out there today," said Borden. "We've got thousands of petitions right now that out there that making their way back in. By the time we get them counted, I believe we will have exceeded our expectations for the day."
Borden would not give specific numbers on how many signatures she believes were collected.