JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Medical marijuana petition organizers in Florida say they expect to reach a million total signatures this week.
Election headquarters here in Duval County and throughout the state are scrambling to certify hundreds of thousands of petition signatures. But it's more than just a total number of verified signatures required to make medical marijuana a ballot measure.
Jerry Holland, Duval County's elections supervisor, said a certain amount of signatures must come from each of the state's congressional districts.
"It's about 26,000 to 28,000 in each congressional district and then the remainder of the total is about 684,000 that have to be certified," said Holland.
Certifications must be made by the end of January.
If organizers fail to get the requisite amount of signatures in just one of the state's 27 districts, the amendment will not appear on the ballot anywhere.