Question: Should section be amended to remove the requirement that nominating petitions be accompanied with an affidavit from the circulator and add language that “the circulator shall indicate the number of signatures contained on the petition, and shall sign a statement made under penalty of election falsification that the circulator witnesses the affixing of every signature, that all signers were to the best of the circulator’s knowledge and belief qualified to sign, and that every signature is to the best of the circulator’s knowledge and belief the signature of the person whose name it purports to be”?

Proposed Language:

§ 6     Petition Form
The signatures to a nominating petition need not all be appended to one paper, but on each separate paper the circulator shall indicate the number of signatures contained on the petition, and shall sign a statement made under penalty of election falsification that the circulator witnesses the affixing of every signature, that all signers were to the best of the circulator’s knowledge and belief qualified to sign, and that every signature is to the best of the circulator’s knowledge and belief the signature of the person whose name it purports to be. Each signer of a petition shall sign his or her name in ink or indelible pencil, and shall place on the petition after his or her name the signer’s place of residence by street and number, or other description sufficient to identify the place, and give the date when the signor’s signature was made.