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Elections supervisor denies claims that he put ballot question under legal review

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County School Board Member Karen Castor Dentel -- who is running for supervisor of elections -- and Orange County School Board Member Angie Gallo told Channel 9 that they are concerned about whether the Orange County School District’s half-penny sales tax initiative will make the November ballot.

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School board members said they were informed by district administration Tuesday that the recently appointed supervisor of elections, Glen Gilzean, placed the referendum under “legal review.”

School board members told 9 Investigates that a ballot question has never been placed under legal review by the supervisor before.

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This is happening as several Orange County commissioners said the supervisor of elections has discussed moving up a deadline for the rural boundaries referendum, making it nearly impossible to get it on the November ballot.

Gilzean denies all these allegations. He said the referendum is not under legal review and will be on the ballot.

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9 Investigates’ Ashlyn Webb spoke one-on-one with Gilzean on Wednesday.

The Supervisor of Elections office claims the measure will be on the ballot and provided an image of what the ballot measure will look like. See it below:

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