Supporters aiming to transform California’s electric utility system are taking another shot at getting the issue on the ballot in 2016. The ballot measure would establish the publicly owned California Electric Utility District and would eliminate the state’s investor owned utilities (“IOUs”) like Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric, while municipal utilities would have the option to join. The state would be divided into 11 districts, with a board of directors made up of a representative from each district. The measure is one step closer to getting on the ballot after the California Secretary of State cleared it last week. Now proponents must collect the signatures of 365,880 registered voters by April 26, 2016 in order to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. They fell short of the required number of signatures when they attempted to get the measure on the ballot in 2014.