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Medicaid advocates submit ballot measure signature petitions


October 25, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Supporters of a plan to expand Medicaid to thousands of low-income Oklahomans delivered dozens of boxes of signed petitions to state election workers Thursday, demanding that the issue be placed on a statewide ballot next year.

Following a three-month signature-gathering campaign, advocates of State Question 802 carried 61 boxes of signed petitions into the Secretary of State's Office for verification. The signatures of about 178,000 registered voters are needed to get the question on the ballot, and supporters say they obtained about 313,000 signatures.

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