St. George: How Many Signatures Needed?
Organizers of the proposed City of St. George have turned in their petitions to the Registrar of Voters for verification, but now there is a question as to the number needed.
Organizers turned in 18,200 but some of those are likely to be invalidated. The registrar, Elaine Lamb, said it could take a month to validate the signatures. If there is a deficiency, state law provides a 60-day grace period to get additional signatures. Some time between now and March, the City of Baton Rouge is expected to file suit to try to block the election from happening.