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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections will give daily update on Lens' petitions

St. Petersburg residents can now get daily updates on the future referendum to stop the Lens from moving forward.

The Pinellas Supervisor of Elections is posting daily updates on how many signatures have been verified on the more than 20,000 petitions turned in to the city clerk.

As of Tuesday, the county has processed 2,200 signatures, and 98 percent have been verified. The office will update the total at the end of each day on its website.

Concerned Citizens of St. Petersburg handed in more than 20,000 petitions demanding a referendum to cancel the contract with Lens’ designer, Michael Maltzan Architecture.

The group needs 16,652 verified signatures to get the referendum on the ballot. If successful, the vote will most likely be on Aug. 27, the day of the city’s primary election.




[Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:48pm]


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