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High Court Upholds Oklahoma School Shelter Ballot

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Kurt Gwartney
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KGOU

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a ballot title written by the attorney general's office for an initiative to place storm shelters in Oklahoma public schools is legally correct but gave proponents more time to gather signatures to place the measure on the ballot.

The high court ruled Tuesday that proponents of the initiative petition, State Question 767, have 90 days to collect the signatures needed to get the measure on the election ballot. Supporters need the signatures of about 155,000 registered voters to get on the ballot.

Supporters had challenged the attorney general's rewritten ballot title and claimed it did not focus on the purpose of the proposal, to finance and build school storm shelters. They say the new title focuses more on how the shelters would be financed.

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