Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rhode Island: Tiverton Council President, Vice President recall voted to be scheduled for October 10

Signatures were verified against Tiverton Council President Robert Coulter and Vice President Justin Katz over complaints about an executive session at meetings. The council approved a vote for October 10. The lead petitioner, William McLaughlin, lost as a council candidate in November.

Petitioner got 625 signatures for Katz (they needed 587) and 553 for Coulter (needed 505).

The town has an absentee veto provision. The turnout has to exceed the amount of votes each got in the last election for the recall to count (though unlike Idaho, the amount voting yes does not have to top the previous election's numbers).

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