Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Missouri: Petitions against Columbia Councilwoman may be too late to matter
Petitioners claim that they are closing in on enough signatures against Councilwoman Laura Nauser over her support for changing the route of a high voltage transmission line, but if they don't get it in in time for the August election they will fail. Petitioners need 408 signatures (they claim they have 350). Nauser is up in April 2017, and the requirement holds that there is no recall in the last six months of a term. So to be put on the August ballot it needs to be certified by the May 2 agenda, so with a 30 day verification process, it is not clear that the recall would make the ballot.