Secret Ballot initiative filed in Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nevada: The Nevada Secret Ballot Amendment initiative was filed this week with the secretary of state's office. The measure proposes protecting the "right to vote by secret ballot for elections for public office, for decisions on ballot measures, and for designations of employee representation." In order to qualify the measure for the November 2010 ballot supporters are required to collect a minimum of 97,002 valid signatures.
The same initiative has been filed in Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, and Utah. Currently, legislation, also known as the Employee Free Choice Act, is pending before the United States Congress that would remove that requirement from federal law.