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Judge kills Jacksonville Beach lifeguard referendum

The Jacksonville Beach lifeguard station.
The Jacksonville Beach lifeguard station.

Jacksonville Beach voters won’t get to decide on the future of the Volunteer Life Saving Corps after a judge deemed a ballot statement for the November referendum was “deceptive and misleading.”

The VLSC had collected petition signatures for a ballot referendum related to who can access the lifeguard station at Jacksonville Beach.

But according to court documents, a judge found there was a discrepancy between the ballot summary and the ballot title that would have been placed before voters.

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