offering to collect signatures, however you need to realize these
petitions are legal documents. Each
petition must meet certain requirements to be counted towards our
goal. You need to ask questions of EACH signer to see if they qualify
to sign. These requirements are set by the State of Florida and
are strictly adhered to. They literally hand check (and charge us
to do so) each petition we turn in. The legal requirements for a
petition to count are:
person must be currently registered to vote in Florida.
[Look them in the eye, hand them the clipboard and ask: "Hi!
Are you registered to vote in Florida?"]
must have voted or registered to vote within the last two years.
["Did you vote for President in 1996 or Governor last November?]
address must be the address on their voter's registration.
[Is this the same address you lived at when you registered to
vote? (If not, they need to re-register)]
name they sign and the name on their voter's registration must
match exactly. [Did you use your middle name or middle initial,
get divorced or married since you registered to vote? No Mr./Mrs.]
signature must match with the signature on file.
can only sign the petition once during the entire campaign.
[Have you ever signed the medical marijuana petition before?]
that needs to be on the petition:
their date of birth OR their voter's registration number.
DATE the petition was signed.
We are charged
10 cents to check each petition for all the details listed
ballots will be disastrous to getting this on the ballot, so PLEASE
question each signer carefully. We need 435,000 VALID signatures
to get on the ballot, with a cost of over $43,500 to have the
petitions checked. Please, if you agree to do this:
Procedure: Separate and count the petitions by county, write
down how many petitions are from each county. Mark your initials
in the lower right corner of EACH petition. Check for completeness
and send to main office (P.O. Box 290054/Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-0054)
A.S.A.P. Call the state office at 954-763-1799 any time you have
doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."