The Honolulu city clerk said Tuesday she would not accept petitions from a campaign that is trying to place an initiative measure on the city’s November ballot to kill a planned rail transit system.

The clerk said the petitions would be invalid because they call for a “special election” and that the measure is therefore ineligible for November’s general election, according to published reports. Special election petitions can’t be submitted within 180 days of a general election, either, according to the clerk.

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