Thursday, May 24, 2012

West Virginia: Keyser City Attorney reviewing mayoral recall petitions

The Keyser city attorney is reviewing petitions submitted for a recall of the mayor. Once again, the city code will soon be at issue thanks to this "loser pays" provision:

The city code also requires those who mount a recall election, but are unsuccessful in winning the ensuing election, to pay for the cost of mounting the election. With all city workers off for the day, an election costs about $10,000.
State officials, however, have since indicated that residents cannot be made to pay for a recall election, as it violates state law.

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