August 1, 2014
Qualifying a measure for the ballot has been made more complicated with a new law passed by the Legislature.
The law requires people to gather a set number of signatures in
each of Nevada's 17 counties based on the population of each county
to qualify a measure for the ballot.
In the last election cycle, all the signatures needed could be collected in just one urban county.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the new requirement is unconstitutional.
The ACLU plans to challenge the law in federal court in the coming weeks.
Republican Senator Dean Rhoads says the new requirement is meant
to give rural counties more input into ballot measures.