For the second time in recent weeks, county officials erroneous advice has ruined recall effort. Petitioners were looking to recall Laclede Water District board members Randal McLain and Gerald Doyle. McClain resigned during the battle, but the Doyle recall kept going.
Petitioners needed 20 percent of eligible voters (perhaps the article means registered?). Petitioners appeared to meet the threshold. However, because they handed the petitions in at separate times instead of all at once, the petitions were deemed invalid.
A few weeks ago the recall attempt against Lake Pend Oreille School District Chairman Steve Youngsahl was tossed out for the exact same reason.