After Governor Brown signed SB10, August 28, 2018, the California bail industry took on the daunting task of collecting 565,000 signatures (3% of the turnout of the most recent election) in a statewide signature campaign. The deadline for submission is November 26, 2018.
The team hired by the coalition of surety companies operating in California have been working double time collecting verifiable signatures from registered California voters. Bail agent volunteers have been doing their part to collect signatures in their market. It’s been a team effort and we’re making great progress!
If you are part of the volunteer team it is import to for you to do two things 1) make sure you do not co-mingle signatures from different county residents on one signature form: keep counties separate and 2) submit your forms to the collection center often (at least once a week) so they can be processed. They are no good to anyone accumulating on your desk. Mail your forms to 1817 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811.
You may have read in the news about cases of signature fraud. This is not a new concern for the paid signature industry. Be sure to report any information about signature fraud to the authorities.
If you would like to learn more about the Stop SB10 referendum effort,sign-up for the American Bail Coalition Conference in Las Vegas October 10-11.