Election Official Limits Signatures Backing Nevada Ballot Plans

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller has limited the types of signature's that can be accepted from backers of two petitions to cap revenue for the Las Vegas tourism authority and a third plan to restrict tax-raising ballot questions.

Miller's decision followed challenges of the proposed ballot questions, all backed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. owner Sheldon Adelson, by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the state AFL-CIO.

The convention authority opposed the two proposals to cap its evenue, contending that they have numerous flaws; while the union raised other legal questions in efforts to disqualify the plan for a two-thirds vote of Nevadans to approve any tax-raising ballot questions.

Miller said any affidavits that don't meet all the requirements can't be included in a verification process to determine whether each had a minimum of 58,836 valid signatures.