Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Massachusetts: Petitioners claims enough signatures to start process against Easthampton City Councilor
Petitioners claim that they have enough signatures to start the recall petition process against City Councilor Donald L. Cykowski. They need 400 (60 from each of the 5 precincts), and have 520. This seems to be a very high barrier compared to other jurisdictions.
Once they get approval, petitioners will need 2,235 valids (20% of registereds) in 21 days. Here's some details on the petitions and the claims of harassment and racist comments that have led to the recall.