Save Our Schools, a group opposed to the expansion of Arizona’s school voucher program, announced on Friday that the Secretary of State’s Office has certified 108,224 signatures. The signatures will now be sent to county recorders.
The county recorders now have 15 working days to check on the signatures’ validity.
“By Monday, 108,224 signatures will be forwarded to the counties – every one of them is a testament to Arizona’s commitment to strong public education. Every signature represents an Arizona parent, retiree and business owner who spent 90 days in the summer heat to stand up for our schools, for students and for the very future of our state. Every signature represents a rebuke of Governor Ducey and the state lawmakers, who chose profit over people,” said the group in a statement on Friday.
Supporters of the vouchers are expected to challenge the petitions in court.
— SOSArizona (@arizona_sos) August 19, 2017