PORTLAND, Maine — A top election official says he’s moving forward with another review of signatures submitted in support of a Maine marijuana referendum.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced Wednesday he won’t appeal a judge’s decision that revived the referendum proposal.
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The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol had disputed Dunlap’s rejection of 26,779 signatures because the signature of the notary didn’t match the signature on file in Augusta. A judge reversed his decision, saying the requirement of identical signatures was unreasonable.
Dunlap said the new review will be conducted “as expeditiously as possible.” He said a new determination will be made “pursuant to the court order.”