"Ticket Tax" Opponents Fall Short on Valid Signatures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--Election officials say a group opposing the Columbus ticket tax did not get the proper number of signatures to place the issue on the ballot.

The Franklin County Board of Elections said Monday that Advocates for Responsible Taxation fell short of the required eleven-thousand signatures needed to put their charter amendment on the November 5th ballot. The group originally submitted about 20-thousand signatures.

The anti-tax group is attempting to ask voters to repeal the city's two five percent ticket taxes.

Officials say the group can try again to collect enough valid signatures because the final deadline to submit is 4 p.m. on August 7th.

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