Petition To Put Paid Sick Leave In Dallas On Ballot Fails; Group Demands Recount

The city said many of the petition signatures could not be verified as belonging to Dallas registered voters.

By Molly Evans & Christopher ConnellyJuly 18, 2018 9:30 am| ,

From KERA:

A petition to let Dallas voters decide whether employers across the city should be required to give employees paid sick leave fell short. Now, organizers are demanding the city secretary take another look at the signatures.

A coalition of Texas-based community groups turned in more than 110,000 signatures in June to the city in a petition to put a paid sick leave ordinance on the November ballot. After verifying those signatures, Bilierae Johnson, the city secretary, on Monday said almost half of them didn’t count, The Dallas Morning News reported.

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