LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas election officials say a proposed casino legalization measure is short on signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot.
Secretary of State spokesman Alex Reed said Monday that officials notified professional poker player Nancy Todd she'll have 30 additional days to circulate petitions for the proposed constitutional amendment. Todd's proposal would give her exclusive rights to operate casinos in four counties.
Reed says officials are still going through the signatures she submitted from registered voters to see how many were valid, but he says it wasn't enough to qualify for the ballot.
Todd didn't respond to an email seeking comment on Monday evening, but in an earlier statement, she praised Secretary of State Mark Martin's move last week to reject one of two challenges to the proposal.
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