Earlier this morning the Secretary of State's web site showed that the total number of invalid signatures was 4,057 and the percent rejected at 13.55%:
But as of later this morning, that changed when the Secretary of State updated their status page:
Note that between 7am and 9am today total invalid signatures went down to 3,559 making the invalid percentage 11.63%. Petitioners need the invalid percentage to be at or below 12.428% for Referendum 71 to be on the ballot.
Surprised by the change, I spoke with David Ammons at the Secretary of State's office (+1-360-902-4140) and found that there is an adjudication process for questionable signatures that has resulted in 409 "reversals" (i.e. an invalid signature being declared a valid signature) after review by more senior staff.
I'm eager to hear a more complete explanation of how the adjudication process works from the Elections Division and understand how many other currently invalid signatures may be subject to this kind of "reversal" in the future.