Carl DeMaio is providing a time-sensitive and important update on his proposed statewide ballot initiative to impose a Voter ID law in California for all future elections. DeMaio says more volunteers and support are needed ASAP if the campaign is to proceed forward with an immediate signature drive to qualify the proposal for the 2024 ballot.
“I firmly believe a Voter ID law is the best way to restore public trust and confidence in our elections in California — and if we can get enough signatures to qualify the measure for a statewide vote we would win,” DeMaio says.
“But our campaign needs significantly more volunteers and support before than we have right now if we are to succeed with a statewide signature drive to qualify for 2024,” DeMaio notes.
“Time is running out for Californians who want to see Voter ID on the next election to step up and show they will volunteer and contribute to get this initiative on the ballot,” DeMaio urges.
DeMaio provides an update on the metrics he is using to make the “GO/ NO GO” decision on the CA Voter ID Initiative for 2024.
GOAL 1: Online Petition Signatures (88,124 of 150,000)
The first goal that must be hit to commence the signature drive is to get to 150,000 unique voter sign-ups on the online petition.
While the online sign ups aren’t submitted to the state, they are crucial to qualification success as Reform California will use the online petition sign ups as the base list that will be mailed petitions to help hit the eventual goal of 600,000 “wet” signatures from direct mail.
“We need everyone to circulate the online petition ASAP and get their friends and family to sign up today,” DeMaio urges. Without these online signups we won’t succeed with the direct mail portion of signature collection for the campaign.
The online petition can be signed here: SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION: California Voter ID Initiative
GOAL 2: Volunteer Commitments for Gathering Signatures (72,910 of 250,000)
The second goal that must be hit to commence the “wet” signature drive is to get volunteers to sign up and make FIRM commitments for the number of signatures they can guarantee they will collect. Volunteers are asked to make commitments ranging from 10-25 signatures on the low end to 250+ signatures on the high end. Right now statewide volunteers have only made 72,910 in signature collection commitments out of the 250,000 needed from volunteers.
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GOAL 3: Fundraising for Paid Signatures ($221k out of $1M)
The third goal that must be hit to commence the signature drive is to raise the funds necessary to print petitions, mail kits to volunteers, print signage, and hire paid canvassers to collect signatures. The current funding Reform California has available is $221k out of $1 million needed to commence the signature drive.
“We have about 15 days to spike the numbers across all three of these goal areas to proceed with the signature drive in time to qualify the CA Voter ID Initiative for the 2024 election,” says DeMaio.
“If we fall short in the next 15 days on any of these three goals, we will be forced to re-evaluate and re-set our timetable for 2026,” DeMaio says.
Among the requirements in Reform California’s Voter ID Initiative:
“If you want to see the California Voter ID Initiative on the 2024, we need your immediate help as a volunteer and contributor so please join the campaign today,” DeMaio concludes.