“The State of Jefferson initiative has failed to qualify for the ballot. Proposed initiative and referendum measures that have not gathered the required number of signatures during the circulation period fail to qualify for the ballot,” the Nevada County Elections Office announced Monday afternoon. “The petition was submitted to our office on January 28, 2016, with 5,270 signatures affixed to the petition.
“The total submitted valid signatures was 3,733. The total required valid signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot was 3,840.”
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