ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A group working to ban late-term abortions in Albuquerque has the signatures required to put it on the ballot.
The city clerk's office on Tuesday said the staff has now verified the necessary 12,000 signatures, which means the question must be presented to voters within 90 days.
The group behind the petition wants to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Because the clerk's office didn't verify the signatures earlier, the question can't be put on the ballot for the Oct. 8 municipal election when mayor and councilors are being elected.
If a mayoral runoff is required, it could be put on that ballot. Otherwise a special election would be required.
That could cost taxpayers about $600,000. The city council does have the option of passing the measure outright.
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