BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's secretary of state says some signatures on the latest batch of initiative petitions are tough to read _ and that hampers the verification process.
Al Jaeger says he may ask the North Dakota Legislature to require people who sign petitions to also print their names.
Jaeger's office is reviewing five initiative petitions with more than 130,000 signatures. They range from medical marijuana to a constitutional amendment on farmers' rights.
People who sign petitions have to list their addresses, and workers ask some of them later to verify whether they signed the petition.
Jaeger says the process is more difficult when someone's signature can't be read. He says a requirement that a signer also print his or her name would make things easier.