Darius Endres stated he took six crammed packets to the US Financial institution on South College Avenue to get them notarized, however was shocked when the banker refused to confirm the signatures because the petition was about marijuana.
Endres stated, “And I stated, ‘properly you are not likely signing the petition. You are simply notarizing my signature.’ Aren’t the deserves of the petition type of irrelevant?”
Minutes later, Endres stated he went to a different financial institution with no drawback.
“I’m going a block north to Gate Metropolis Financial institution. That man says, ‘I do not even care what it is for. I simply have to examine your ID, make it possible for’s it, that matches the signature, I’ve no issues.’ Executed,” stated Endres.
The refusal angered marketing campaign leaders who recorded a telephone name with a US Financial institution consultant that stated: “We have checked with our authorized division beforehand on most of these requests and sadly, we’re not capable of notarize them due to the federally insured financial institution, we’re not allowed to course of something associated to marijuana in any respect.”
Regardless of this, one petitioner on Fb stated his signatures have been verified by the US Financial institution on Broadway final yr.
Election specialist Lee Ann Oliver stated by notarizing a petition, a notary does not essentially approve of what the petition is supporting.
She stated notaries nonetheless have the best to refuse a petition for any purpose.
“Simply because somebody places a doc in entrance of you, and you are a notary, doesn’t suggest that the regulation requires you to notarize something that is set in entrance of you,” she stated.
Endres continues to be upset, and stated politics must be unnoticed of notarizing.
“Simply examine my ID, make sure that the identify is being signed there, after which we’re accomplished. That is it. I did not need to begin any issues,” stated Endres.
Petitioners stated the marketing campaign has at the least four,000 signatures to date. They want about thirteen,000 by June if they need voters to see it on the poll in 2018.