Friday, October 19, 2012
Colorado: Trindad School Board recall hits snag
The attempt to recall Trindad School Board President Charlene Bertolino hit a procedural snag, as the petitions do not contain the sentence: ‘each signature on the petition section was placed on the petition section in the presence of the affiant.’ The clerk and recorder's office issued the ruling, not a court.
Petitioners need 1,187 signatures and got 1,429.
Note this avenue of appeal -- The ruling says: “However, please recognize that (state statutes relating to petitions for candidacy and recall) provides for circular affidavits that do not require the specific language that ‘each signature on the petition section was placed on the petition section in the presence of the affiant.’ We recognize this ambiguity in the law, but believe we must reject the filing of the petitions under (state statutes).”
The recall is based on Bertolino's support for school superintendent Dr. Manuel Rodriguez.