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St. George supporters not ready for Nov. election

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's looking less likely that voters will be considering a proposal to create the city of St. George in November.

Organizers have been working for more than a year to gather 18,000 signatures for a petition that gives voters living within the boundaries of the proposed new city the chance to decide whether they become St. George residents.

Leaders of the effort have long said their goal is to put the issue on the November or December ballot. To hold a November referendum would require the petition to be submitted by July 23.

St. George spokesman Lionel Rainey tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1qkoXle ) about two weeks from the deadline that they did not have enough signatures for a November election day. Still, he says, they're still aggressively pursuing their goal.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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