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Volunteers Needed to Write Arguments For and Against Ballot Question
Posted Date: 3/19/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu 
             (702) 486-6982 / 334-7953 
             clu@sos.nv.gov  


(Carson City, NV; March 19, 2014) – Secretary of State Ross Miller is seeking volunteers to write the arguments advocating and opposing The Education Initiative ballot question that will appear on the 2014 General Election ballot. Pursuant to NRS 293.252, two committees of no more than three members each will be appointed for each ballot question. One committee will be comprised of citizens known to favor approval of the ballot question, while the other committee of three different citizens will include people known to oppose the question. Members of the committee serve without compensation.

Interested citizens are required to submit a form indicating their interest. The form is available at www.nvsos.gov or by clicking here. It can also be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (775) 684-5705 or via email at nvelect@sos.nv.gov. Please note that an applicant may not serve simultaneously on the committee that both favors and opposes approval by the voters of this initiative.

The deadline for citizens to submit an interest form to the Secretary of State’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Secretary of State’s office will announce the names of the committee members on April 7.

“Once the committees’ arguments and rebuttals are completed and finalized, my office will send the information to county clerks and registrars of voters with sufficient time to include the ballot question information on the General Election sample ballot,” said Miller. “This is an important role in the process, and we want to get the best people possible lined up and ready now.”

The Education Initiative petition has been deemed as sufficient by the Secretary of State’s office and will appear on the 2014 General Election ballot. The following is a list of petitions that have been filed with the Secretary of State’s Office but are pending ballot qualification. The deadline for submitting petition signatures for verification for these constitutional amendment initiative petitions is June 17, 2014. A ballot question committee will be created for only those Constitutional amendment initiatives and referenda that qualify for the 2014 ballot.

A list of all statewide petitions filed in 2014, including petitions withdrawn and denied per court order, is available in the "Elections Center" on the Secretary of State’s website, www.nvsos.gov, or by clicking here.

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