Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Idaho: Eagle City Council President facing petitions

Eagle City Council President Mary McFarland is facing petitions, seemingly over a decision to purchase park land and the use of eminent domain to acquire easements. McFarland won office in 2011. Petitioners need 2,459 signatures in 75 days  to get the recall on the ballot.

A little quirck in the law -- to remove McFarland, the votes in favor of a recall must "equal or exceed" the number of votes cast for McFarland in her last election (1187). This total must also be an absolute majority of votes cast in the election, so no plurality defeat.

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