August 8, 2018
CONTACT: Carl Pelletier, Public Information Officer
Referendum Petition Signatures Counted
Jackson, Wyo. August 8, 2018 – The Town received a referendum petition against Ordinance 1197 related to Character Districts 3-6 on August 7 at 4:44 p.m[RDR1] .
The County Clerk’s office confirmed verbally that the current number of qualified electors in the Town of Jackson at 4:42 pm was 5,381 which indicated that 538 signatures from registered voters were needed for the petition to be considered valid. An initial review of the petition showed 495 signatures.
After receiving the list of registered voters from the County Clerk on Wednesday morning, the records indicated that the official number of qualified electors was 5,497 which increased the number of signatures necessary to 549. Based on this information, 549 signatures of registered voters were necessary in order to even begin processing the petition. Upon a thorough review of the petition the Town Clerk was able to determine that there were not enough signatures to proceed with any further steps in the certification process. [RDR2]
Pursuant to Wyoming Statute §22-23-1006, the Town Clerk shall determine if the petition meets the requirements set forth in W.S. §22-23-1005. As the petition does not contain 10% of the qualified electors registered in the Town of Jackson, the Town Clerk was unable to certify the petition as being legally sufficient.
The petition will now be considered as public comment to the Town Council and be placed into the public record as such.
CONTACT: Carl Pelletier
Public Information Officer
Town of Jackson Receives Referendum Petition
Jackson, Wyo. August 7, 2018 – The Town Clerk received one referendum petition today prior to the 5:00 PM deadline. The petition was regarding Ordinance 1197 pertaining to the rezoning of Districts 3-6 in Jackson. This ordinance took effect on July 18, 2018. Pursuant to Wyoming Statutes, the Town Clerk’s office will be working to certify this petition in the coming days. Should the petition be certified, the Town Council would immediately suspend the ordinance, determine whether to repeal the ordinance or place the question on a ballot for the voters at either a special election or the general election in November.
Further information will be released as it develops.