Friday, August 17, 2012

Massachusetts: Salisbury recall questions leads to concern from Selectmen

A local real estate agent questions about recall procedure has sent the Salisbury Selectmen into a tizzy, with the traditional claims that the recall should be reserved for malfeasance.
The issue driving the complaints are the town’s rental unit inspection ordinance and sewer fees.
To even start the recall procedure, petitioners need 150 registereds' signatures, with at least 50 from each of the town’s three precincts.
Petitioners than have two weeks to get 10% of registered voters signatures (though that equals at most 191). To have the election count, petitioners need to get turnout for the election above 25 percent of the total number of voters.

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