WICHITA, Kan. - The petition drive for a vote in Wichita on decriminalizing marijuana may be rejected for a lack of valid signatures.
KAKE News reports that "3500 signatures invalidated" was the title of an email sent Thursday night by petition drive organizer Janice Bradley.
It's not clear where Bradley obtained her information, as nothing has been announced publicly by the Sedgwick County Election Board.
The group Kansas for Change announced in July it had filed 5,800 signatures at Wichita City Hall. About 2,900 valid signatures are required to put the marijuana question on the city ballot. But if the 3,500 number is accurate, that would leave 2,300 valid signatures - short of the required number.
"Kansas For Change and JENI and the people of Wichita are not giving up," Bradley's email declared. "We have questions we want answered and are ready to challenge if necessary."
Bradley promised the groups will have representatives at the City Clerk's office Friday morning. That's when the Election Board plans to hand over a certification of signatures.