Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Oklahoma: Hearing on Enid Commissioner recall delayed until October

The hearing for the recall election of Enid Commissioner Ben Ezzell has now been delayed until October. The recall itself has been delayed until February 9, 2021 as the city commissioners tabled the vote (there is no provision for Special Elections). 

The recall date will be on the same day as the new elections for commissioner. Ezzell is termed out, so the race will be focused on the last three months of his term. 

Ezzell is presumably still objecting to the recall and the signatures gathered after petitioners handed in 204 signatures and the election board validated at least 87. They needed 69 to get on the ballot. The issue was Ezzell's support for the city to enforce the state's COVID-19 alert system and his criticism of the police chief for a failure to enforce a mask mandate proposal designed to combat the pandemic.

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