(Star News Online) The Wilmington city clerk on Tuesday declared a petition against a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium insufficient.
The petition, which according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections had the required number of valid signatures, did not include a required affidavit by the petition circulator that states the people who signed it were registered voters at the time of signing, city clerk Penny Spicer-Sidbury said.
That petition, called a citizen initiated ordinance, had to go before the council and either be passed or put on the ballot. The city recently questioned the validity of 165 signatures of the nearly 3,000. Sidbury also had issues with a stipulation in the code that required ages to be included with the signatures. She said some had birth dates, some had ages, and some had neither.
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