SALT LAKE CITY — A group trying to get an ethics initiative onto the 2012 ballot claims Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell is violating state law with rules for petition signatures.
Utahns for Ethical Government will announce the details of the lawsuit Monday.
The group says Bell, who oversees the state elections office, is not giving them 12 months to gather signatures, which is the allotted time in state law.
State officials are also refusing to release official counts of the signatures collected, the group says.
Along with the lawsuit, UEG board members will discuss changes to initiative petition laws made during this year's legislative session.
The most notable change was the prohibition of electronic signatures on petitions.