Fracking ban could make it to November ballot

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Voters could be asked again in November whether or not they want fracking in the city of Youngstown.

Voters stuck the charter amendment down in the May primary election, but now a group says they have received enough signatures to put it on the ballot again.

On Wednesday, they were turning voter registrations into the Mahoning County Board of Elections. They believe it is important for voters to be heard on important issues like these.

“Public dialogue where people can just speak their concerns whether they are for or against. This is a win for the democratic process and allowing people to have a voice in their local government and beyond,” said Susie Beirsdorfer, who supports the Community Bill of Rights.

Beiersdorfer will be at Four Seasons Flea Market on Coitsville Road on Sunday getting more signatures and registering voters.

The group said it already has more than 2,000 signatures. They need 1,500 to make it on the November ballot.

Once the petitions are turned in to the Board of Elections, the petitions will be certified to ensure there are enough.

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