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Supporters Submit 20,000 More Signatures to Fight Ambulance Fee

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By Elliott Francis

Volunteer firefighters in Montgomery County, Maryland, are submitting 20,000 additional signatures to the county board of elections today.

They're trying to follow the guidelines of law on petition signatures, but doing so could ruin their chance to overturn the county's new ambulance fee.

The signatures for a November ballot initiative, will replace the 19,000 rejected earlier this week.

The 2008 law requires individuals to print and sign their name exactly as it appears on the voter registration list or the name is invalidated.

John Bentavolio, spokesperson for the volunteer firefighters, says even illegible signatures can be rejected.

According to Bentavolio, "We're concerned that the county board under direction from the state will not be counting those signatures, and we think that's fundamentally wrong."

Results will be available beginning Friday.

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