Registrar of Voters advises caution when reading, signing California Forever’s petition

[Note from BenIndy: According to Matthew Keys of Solano NewsNet, election officials received several reports of “voters being misinformed by circulators collecting signatures,” Allegedly, some signature gatherers misled voters by telling them the petition they were signing was to oppose the California Forever project – when it is in fact in support of it. Solano NewsNet said it was unclear if the signature collectors were linked to California Forever and provided a guide for contacting the Registrar of Voters to check on signatures submitted in error; check below the post from the Vallejo Times-Herald for that information.]

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Registrar of Voters warns voters of misinformation

Vallejo Times-Herald, by Nick McConnell, March 21, 2024

The Solano County Registrar of Voters is warning voters about the presence a fraudulent petition making the rounds for voters to sign.

The office has received multiple reports of circulators collecting signatures either with incorrect information or for a petition to stop the East Solano Homes, Jobs and Clean Energy Initiative. No such petition has been cleared for circulation.

“Only one local initiative has been approved for circulation, and that petition is to authorize rezoning of 17,500 acres of Solano County agricultural land for a new community,” said Tim Flanagan, Chief Information Officer and Registrar of Voters. “Anyone who signed a petition and wishes to withdraw their signature may do so by contacting our office.”

The group encourages voters to carefully read petitions before signing them.

Voters wishing to remove their signature should visit the Solano County Registrar of Voters Office website at

The East Solano Homes, Jobs and Clean Energy Initiative would rezone the area around the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 113, but also contains 10 voter guarantees about what the new community would provide for the county.

Voters who believe they signed a petition in error can withdraw their signature by filling out this form, then submitting it to the Solano County Registrar of Voters. Citizens can also contact the Registrar of Voters by calling (888) 993-8683. The phone line is staffed weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.