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Volunteers Needed to Write Arguments For and Against Ballot Questions
Posted Date: 5/24/2012

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


(Carson City, NV; May 24, 2012) — Secretary of State Ross Miller is seeking volunteers to write the arguments advocating and opposing ballot questions as they will appear on the 2012 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, or can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (775) 684-5705 or via email at nvelect@sos.nv.gov. Applicants who desire to sit on more than one committee must complete a form for each committee and should list their preferences in order. An applicant cannot serve simultaneously on committees that both favor and oppose approval by the voters of the initiative or referendum.

The deadline for interested citizens to contact the Secretary of State’s office is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012.

“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 Secretary Miller. “This is an important role in the process, and we want to get the best people possible lined up and ready now.”

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 a Constitutional amendment or statewide referendum is June 19, 2012. A ballot committee will be created for only those initiatives/referenda that qualify for the 2012 ballot.

Building an Arena for a Stronger Future (pending judicial outcome)

The Right to Live for Young and Old Alike (pending submission and verification)

A list of petitions filed in 2012, including petitions withdrawn and denied per court order, is available on the Secretary of State’s website here.

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