- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Office says the St. George petition for incorporation is 2,694 signatures short.

The registrar’s office completed the signature validation Monday.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1IKiYja ) organizers now have 60 days to collect enough signatures to cover the shortfall or the petition will be voided. If the petition is voided, organizers will have to wait two years before starting again.

The total number of registered voters in the proposed city boundaries are 71,436, which means that the 25 percent threshold required for calling an election would be 17,859.

Organizers turned in 18,353 signatures but only 15,165 were validated.



Officials say most of the invalidated signatures were removed because the person did not live in the St. George boundaries or was not a registered voter.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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