The filing officer shall verify each petition using the method in items A to C.
The filing officer shall inspect the form of the petition to determine whether it complies with part 8205.1010. The filing officer need only determine substantial compliance with regard to any type size on the form.
The filing officer shall inspect the petition to determine whether it has been signed by the required number of signatories and whether the signatories meet the applicable eligibility requirements.
If the petition has not been signed by the required number of qualified signatories, the filing officer must notify the person who filed the petition:
that the petition has not been signed by the required number of signatories; and
of the number of additional signatures needed.
If the time for circulating the petition has not expired, the petitioners may collect additional signatures and submit them at one time to the filing officer before the circulation period expires.
The filing officer shall complete the verification of a petition as soon as practicable but no later than ten working days after the day on which the petition was filed.
MS s 204B.071
May 26, 2010
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