(KCPW News) In June, the Utah Supreme Court will hear arguments from an independent candidate for governor whose petition to be on the ballot this November was rejected, on the basis that some of the 1,000 required signatures he submitted were obtained electronically over the Internet. Farley Anderson and the ACLU of Utah contend that state law requires the Lieutenant Governor’s office, which oversees elections, to recognize e-signatures. But the Attorney General’s office disagrees. Assistant Attorney General Thom Roberts will argue for the state at the June 2nd hearing before the Utah Supreme Court. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked him what the state’s position is regarding e-signatures.
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