At the April meeting of the DCBOE, it was declared that the campaign submitted more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. We needed to collect the signatures of 5% of the registered voters District-wide (about 26,204) and signatures from 5% of registered voters in 5 of the 8 Wards. We ended up submitting 27,026 valid signatures and cross the 5% threshold in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Although we turned our petitions in before the February 22 deadline to be on DC’s June 19 primary ballot, an error in counting the signatures pushed Initiative 82 on to the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot.
Here’s some news articles about us qualifying for the ballot:
- Washington Post: Effort to raise D.C. tipped minimum wage certified for November ballot
- DCist: D.C. Elections Board Says Tipped-Wage Initiative Can Appear On Ballot, But Later Than Expected
- NBC Washington: Minimum Wage Increase for Tipped DC Workers to Go to a Vote in November
- Washington City Paper: Initiative 82 May Make the November Ballot, But Delays at the D.C. Board of Elections Have Organizers Fuming/
- Axios: D.C. ballot will again ask voters if tipped wage should rise
- GW Hatchet: D.C. residents to vote on $10 tipped minimum wage increase initiative in November