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Three Statewide Ballot Questions to Appear on November's Ballot

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A lot of offices will be decided in Nevada this November, but not a lot of issues. The deadline for signature petitions has passed and the two being circulated didn't get enough signatures to qualify. Both were conservative-backed issues. One asking that all voters provide photo ID was re-worded and then failed to get enough signatures. The second asked that a statewide health insurance exchange be banned. No signatures were turned in on that one either.

Officials say the number of questions on the ballot in a general election varies every cycle.

"It really is different every time," said Washoe County Registrar of Voters, Luanne Cutler. "In 2012, we only had one statewide question, one county question and one for Reno, but say in 2010, we had four statewide questions and seven county questions, which was a lot. And in 2006 we had four statewide questions and 11 county questions. It really does just depend on who's out there pushing the issues."

It takes more than 101,000 valid signatures to get an issue on the ballot. And Cutler says to get that, you need nearly 175,000 signatures collected just to make sure.

There will be three statewide questions that made it through the legislative process.

One would increase mining taxes by 10%. A second would create an appellate court in the state. And a third would create a margins tax on businesses here. While it's backed by the education union claiming it would fund education, there is no guarantee in the question that the money would indeed be earmarked for education.  

Governmental agencies have three more weeks to submit advisory questions to the ballot.
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