An initiative petition requiring voter identification, declared invalid by a district judge last week, has been corrected and was refiled with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday. Former U.S. Senate candidate and Nevada Assemblywoman Sharron Angle said the language in the description of the petition has been reworked in line with the suggestions of District Judge Todd Russell. Angle of Reno said she will have 7,000 volunteers ready Saturday to start gathering the required 101,667 signatures of registered voters to put the issue on the November ballot to amend the Nevada Constitution.
The law also requires that 25,417 signers must come from each of the four congressional districts.
Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, who actually filed the petition, said the aim is to get 130,000 to 140,000 signatures in case some of the signers are not registered voters.
The petition says that free voter identification cards with the photo of an individual will be available to those who don’t have government ID cards.