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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WRITE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST BALLOT QUESTIONS
Posted Date: 4/9/2008

Carson City , NV –Secretary of State Ross Miller is seeking volunteers to write the arguments advocating and opposing ballot questions to accompany the questions on the 2008 general election ballot. Pursuant to NRS 293.252, two committees of no more than three members each will be appointed for each final ballot question. One committee will be comprised of citizens know to favor approval of the ballot question, while the other committee of thee 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 can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (775) 684-5705, or via email at nvelect@govmail.state.nv.us. Applicants who desire to sit on more than one committee must complete a form for each committee and should list their preferences in order.

Click Here to Download The Form

The deadline for interested citizens to contact the Secretary of State’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

A public workshop in Carson City is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers Building, 101 North Carson St., suite 3. The workshop will solicit public comment on the rules pertaining to the conduct of the Ballot Committees and the timeline given to write the arguments for and against a ballot question.

“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 of State Ross 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 but are pending ballot
qualification. The deadline for submitting petition signatures for verification is May 20, 2008.
A ballot committee will be created for only those initiatives/referenda which qualify for the 2008 ballot.

Nevada Taxpayers Protection Act
Education Enhancement Act
Funding Nevada's Priorities Act
Property Tax Reform Initiative for Nevada
Save Our Schools with Additional Funding for Salaries and Student Achievement
Prevent Employers from Seizing Tips

A list of petitions, including withdrawn petitions and referenda, is available online at http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/initiatives/initiatives2008.asp.

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