Friday, January 18, 2019

Texas: McKinney looking at charter amendment to ease recall signature requirements

McKinney is considering a draft amendment to appear on the May 4 ballot to require 30% of turnout (with at least 1000 signatures) to get a recall on the ballot). The current law requires 25% of turnout but it must also contain 15% of total voters, so the new number is likely lower. It would also raise the amount of time to collect the signatures from 30 to 45 days.

The recall discussion started after Council member La'Shadion Shemwell was arrested on suspicion of violence against the family.

The laws were last updated in 1959.

Update: The amendment was passed by all coucilmembers (except Shemwell). It will go before the voters on May 4.

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