A political group seeking a referendum on campaign finance delivered more than 100,000 signed petitions in August 2016 to the Miami-Dade Elections Department. That was enough to get the measure on the ballot, but it was tossed for legal flaws in the wording. The episode prompted a 2018 proposed charter amendment to require county lawyers to screen petition drives for legal flaws before they go out for signatures. It’s one of five charter amendments on the November ballot in Miami-Dade.
A political group seeking a referendum on campaign finance delivered more than 100,000 signed petitions in August 2016 to the Miami-Dade Elections Department. That was enough to get the measure on the ballot, but it was tossed for legal flaws in the wording. The episode prompted a 2018 proposed charter amendment to require county lawyers to screen petition drives for legal flaws before they go out for signatures. It’s one of five charter amendments on the November ballot in Miami-Dade. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com
A political group seeking a referendum on campaign finance delivered more than 100,000 signed petitions in August 2016 to the Miami-Dade Elections Department. That was enough to get the measure on the ballot, but it was tossed for legal flaws in the wording. The episode prompted a 2018 proposed charter amendment to require county lawyers to screen petition drives for legal flaws before they go out for signatures. It’s one of five charter amendments on the November ballot in Miami-Dade. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com