Gessler deems Herpin successor candidate petition sufficient
Denver, Colorado – Today Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced that Bernie Herpin collected enough valid signatures qualifying him for the September 10 recall election in Senate District 11 in El Paso County.
On July 29, 2013, Herpin submitted 1,683 petition signatures to the Secretary of State. The office immediately initiated a line-by-line review of the signatures. Herpin needed to gather 1,000 signatures from eligible Republicans registered within the district. Following the review, Herpin collected a total of 1,411 valid signatures.
Under Colorado law, any eligible elector can file a protest with the district court within five days to challenge the validity of the petitions.