New Bill Would Allow Electronic Signatures In AZ

A new bill being introduced in the Arizona Legislature would allow electronic signatures for ballot measures.  Even though the proposal could make it easier for groups to introduce new laws or change the state constitution, Republican Representative Mark Finchem tells the Capitol Times that's not his goal and he's no fan of ballot measures.  

He said the current system of having to verify hundreds of thousands of signatures on petitions days before being turned in is a broken system.  The current system also gives less time for the petitions to be challenged in court.  

State lawmakers approved a similar system for candidate petitions years ago.

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