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Circulators for Casino Signatures Say They Weren’t Paid

LEWISTON, Maine — Circulators who were hired to gather signatures for a petition to bring another casino to Maine say they haven’t been paid for their work.

The Sun Journal reports two circulators hired to get signatures in Androscoggin County also say petitions were circulated without the required witness of a registered Maine voter.

Those two circulators and five others said Monday that they were told they’d be paid last Wednesday.

Harness Racing Jobs Fairness hired Olympic Consulting as part of an effort to bring slot machines or a casino to York County. The Lewiston company was tasked with gathering signatures to bring a casino referendum to voters in November.

Campaign Treasurer Cheryl Timberlake says the circulators haven’t been paid because their work has not yet been validated.