A group pushing for a new way to redraw district maps for state lawmakers is claiming an early victory in the effort to secure a spot on the fall ballot.
The Independent Map Amendment effort says the State Board of Elections reviewed the signatures and found that a minimum of 382,322 signatures are valid, law requires 290,216 valid signatures to place an amendment on the ballot.
Spokesman for the effort Jim Bray says that if the question is approved a big change would be coming for the 2022 state wide elections.
Bray adds now the issues of signatures is settled focus is back on a legal challenge.
The amendment is being challenged in court. Bray says the case will more than likely be headed to the State Supreme Court.