Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tennessee: Chattanooga modifies signature requirement for recall law
Chattanooga voters overwhelmingly approved a charter amendment adopting the state law for recalls -- vote was 73.73% in favor 39,272 to 13,991.
The new law, which comes after a round of the litigation that killed an attempted mayoral recall, requires 15 percent of registered voters signature, while the former charter required 50% of voter turnout. Interestingly enough, the 15% meant voters needed 15,000 signatures to take out the mayor, while the 50% voter turnout meant they needed only 9,000.