Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced on July 14 that his office has completed the random sampling for verification of District Attorney recall petitions and that his office is proceeding with a full check of all signatures submitted.
The random sample was completed with 5% of the total number of signatures submitted (35,793 signatures). Based on the outcome of the random sampling technique, 27,983 petition signatures were found to be valid. This result falls within the threshold that requires the RR/CC to verify all petition signatures submitted.
If the number of valid signatures had exceeded 31,179, the petition would have been certified as sufficient. If the number of valid signatures was lower than 25,510, the petition would have been certified as insufficient. Because the number of verified valid signatures fell between these thresholds, a full check of all signatures submitted must be completed no later than August 17.
The procedure and legal thresholds for determining the sufficiency of the random sampling technique are set forth in California Elections Code § 11225 and the California Code of Regulations.