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Time Runs Out For Petitioners

February 1st, 2008 by flanews

The clock has stopped for two organizations trying to get issues on the November ballot. Petitioners for Home Town Democracy and the Florida Marriage Amendment had until five oclock Friday, to gather more than 600,000 signatures. The marriage amendment would ban same sex-marriages. The amendment proposed by Home Town Democracy would require local referendums on land-use changes. A spokesperson for the Secretary of State said every signature will be checked.

When those petitions are turned in at the local level, the supervisor is looking at each signature, checking that signature against a name in the voter database to make sure that the person is a registered voter in that county, said Sterling Ivey with the Secretary of State.

The results will be released tomorrow at noon.

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