Clay County residents who want a complete state audit of county finances and operations took a step closer to that Friday.
State Auditor Nicole Galloway's office confirmed about 9,100 signatures were delivered by a group called Citizens For A Better Clay County.
If 5,590 are valid, then state law mandates that Galloway conduct the audit.
The audit would be both of finances and operations, according to the auditor's office.
The group has three main concerns, according to Jason Withington, the driving force behind the petitions.