Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Maine: Four Mechanic Falls Councilors survive recall vote due to absentee veto provision

A recall against Mechanic Falls Councilmembers failed thanks to an absentee veto. Voters needed to get voter turnout to be at least 30% of the amount cast in the 2018 gubernatorial election in the district -- 384. However, only 376 actually voted. The vote against Chair Cathy Fifield was 317-57 , Vice Chair Wayne Hackett 332-43 and Councilors Nicholas Konstantoulakis 235-137 and John Emery 196-178. The issue was a 4-1 vote to dismiss Town Manager Zakk Maher in what is alleged to be a violation of the Open Meeting Act.

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