Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge Friday announced his office has completed the counting of signatures for State Question (SQ) 787, Initiative Petition 411.

The measure would amend Oklahoma Statutes Title 34, which deals with the Oklahoma initiative and referendum process.

A total of 59,981 signatures for the proposed state question were counted. 

A total of 65,987 signatures are needed for an initiative amending Oklahoma statute to be placed on an election ballot. That equates to 8 percent of the 824,831 ballots cast in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

As required by law, the secretary of state’s office will send a report on its findings to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The Supreme Court determines whether the number of signatures counted is sufficient for the proposal to be placed on an election ballot.

The secretary of state’s office also is counting signatures gathered for SQ 788, which deals with legalizing medical marijuana. The count, which began Aug. 18, is expected to be completed this week.