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Measure S Supporter Files Petition to Change Ballot Wording

The Chairperson for Americans for Safe Access Nevada County has filed a petition to change the wording on the ballot for Measure S. According to the petition, current ballot language for the measure does not comply with Elections Code and violates the fundamental principles of neutrality. Attorney Stephen Munkelt submitted the petition on behalf of ASA-NC Chair Patricia Smith.

Click here to listen to Attorney Stephen Munkelt

Munkelt says that language on the ballot is taken from a resolution against Measure S submitted by a majority of county supervisors.

Click here to listen to Attorney Stephen Munkelt

Munkelt also says the language in some cases is allegedly false or misleading.

Click here to listen to Attorney Stephen Munkelt

According to the petiton, the ballot wording was confirmed by the County Counsel last week. Munkelt explains this is the appropriate route to address the perceived issue.

Click here to listen to Attorney Stephen Munkelt

A hearing has been set for Wednesday morning. Ballots are scheduled to start mailing on October 6th.
The Elections Office had not returned calls prior to the story.

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