COQUILLE -- The "Voice of the Voters" Coos County Home Rule Charter 2014 petition has been submitted.

Coos County elections director Debbie Heller said Fairview residents Ronnie Herne and Jaye Bell submitted their petition of signatures on Tuesday. Now, the county elections department has 15 days to verify the signatures.

Herne and Bell's petition form says they turned in 2,353 signatures; they need 1,521 to get the charter on the November ballot.

Heller said signatures are verified by comparing them to scanned voter registration cards.

"We can locate their voter registration, their signature pops up and we compare that to the signature on the petition," she said.

There are no other pending initiatives, referendums or petitions at the county level, she said.

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