Arizona initiative backers want to gather signatures online

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 15:16:21-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Backers of four voter initiatives want the Arizona Supreme Court to let them gather qualifying signatures online now that the state is under a stay at home order because of the coronoavirus outbreak.

The proponents asked the high court Thursday to allow them to use the same electronic system that state and federal office candidates use to gather signatures.

They say there’s no other safe and effective way for them to get their proposals on the ballot.

The four initiatives would legalize marijuana, raise taxes on high-earning Arizonans to boost school funding, limit school vouchers and implement criminal justice reform.