The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office now has 30 days to verify the newly submitted signatures.
On July 23, the petition to raise the state’s minimum wage was short 15,107 valid signatures after the initial verification process. The initiative needs 62,507 verified signatures to make the November 2014 General Election ballot.
In order to be considered valid, there must be sufficient signatures from 15 of the 75 counties across Arkansas along with an affidavit filed with us stating the number of Petition Parts and the total number of signatures.
*The proposed Arkansas Minimum Wage Initiative seeks to increase the state’s minimum wage from $6.25 to $7.50 per hour on January 1, 2015, to $8 on January 1, 2016 and to $8.50 per hour on January 1, 2017.