Thursday, April 24, 2014 · 2:16 a.m.

Now it will be up to the voters.

Citizens for Government Accountability and Transparency has met the required number of signatures to force the domestic partnership benefits for city employees to be voted on by the public.

Over the past 14 days, CGAT had been working streets and churches and going door to door gathering signatures for a referendum push. As of noon, the Hamilton County Election Commission had verified 4,640 petitions. Approximately 4,500 are required for a referendum vote on the ballot.

Verification included checking names, registration, addresses and signatures from voting records.

The issue, which City Council passed last month, is now headed for the August 2014 ballot.

This article is published with permission of NewsChannel 9.

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