2 Gainesville council hopefuls fail to qualify | GainesvilleTimes.com

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2 Gainesville council hopefuls fail to qualify | GainesvilleTimes.com

Pro-tip: if you’re getting voter signatures, it’s best to target at least twice as many as you actually need. Here, only about 44% of the signatures gathers were verifiable, so even that standard wouldn’t have helped.

Two Gainesville City Council hopefuls who filed paperwork this week did not qualify to run.

Pablo Picazo, a student, filed to run for Ward 1 as a pauper, meaning he needed 110 signatures from qualified and registered voters in the city. He got 146 signatures, but Hall County Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee said only 65 could be verified.

Albert Reeves did not qualify for Ward 4 because the Elections Office determined he was not a registered and qualified voter in the city of Gainesville, something required under the city charter.

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