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If The Recall Fails …

If the recall attempt fails (according to City Clerk Susan Weathers):

  • I.C. 34-1707(5) states: "In the event that a petition is found not to have the required number of signatures, the officer shall continue in office and no new recall petition may be circulated for a period of ninety (90) days against the same officer."
  • 34-1713 (2) states: "After one (1) special recall election, no further recall petition shall be filed against the same officer during his current term of office, unless the petitioners first pay into the public treasury which has paid such special recall election expenses the whole amount of the expenses for the preceding recall election.  The specific reason for recall in one (1) recall petition cannot be the basis for a second recall petition during that current term of office."

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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