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Nevada Redistricting Reform Backers Seek More Petition Time

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada political group wants a federal judge to order state officials to accept electronic signatures and allow more time to qualify a ballot measure to appoint a commission to redraw statewide voting districts.

Fair Maps Nevada argues in a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Reno that rules imposed by the governor to prevent face-to-face contact during the coronavirus pandemic make traditional signature-gathering extremely difficult.

The group is backed by the League of Women Voters of Nevada. It has a June 16 deadline to submit signatures from nearly 100,000 registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot.