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Referendum on city election date makes ballot

Referendum on city election date makes ballot

Backed by the support of more than 4,700 residents, a referendum on moving city elections is set to appear on the ballot in November.

The Decide the Date campaign announced today it has collected enough signatures for the referendum to move ahead. Decide the Date, which launched in December, formed in an effort to move municipal elections from March and May of odd-numbered years to August and November of even-numbered years.

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by May 18, 2018 No Comments
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Proposal to move Sarasota City Commission elections to go to referendum

Proposal to move Sarasota City Commission elections to go to referendum

A five-month campaign to move Sarasota’s spring City Commission elections to the fall has acquired enough signatures for a referendum to be placed on the ballot this fall.

Decide the Date, as the campaign is known, launched a petition in December that obtained 4,732 signatures — 996 more than the required 3,736 signatures needed to put the issue before voters in November. The referendum will ask voters whether they support moving city elections from March and May of odd years to August and November of even years.

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by May 18, 2018 No Comments
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Decide the Date Sarasota Surpasses Signatures Needed to Place Referendum on Ballot

Decide the Date Sarasota Surpasses Signatures Needed to Place Referendum on Ballot

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 18, 2018) – Decide the Date Sarasota, a grassroots, bipartisan petition campaign, has succeeded in collecting the required number of petitions to ask city voters, on a November referendum ballot, whether they desire to change the date of City Commission elections to coincide with federal, state, county, and district elections.

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by May 18, 2018 1 Comment
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Petition Drive Begun In Effort To Let Voters Decide On Whether To Shift The City Commission Election Cycle From March To November, With Primaries In August

Petition Drive Begun In Effort To Let Voters Decide On Whether To Shift The City Commission Election Cycle From March To November, With Primaries In August

Decide the Date campaign needs signatures of 3,758 registered city voters for referendum to be scheduled December 21, 2017 by Rachel Brown Hackney, Editor & Publisher   A new initiative is underway to shift the City of Sarasota election cycle from...

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by Dec 21, 2017 No Comments