Common Sense: Rising Recalls

Thu, Aug 13 2009 by Staff

Nearly twice as many efforts to recall public officials are underway this year than last, according to Citizens in Charge Foundation President Paul Jacob. In his daily Common Sense commentary, Paul points out several of the recall efforts from around the country, many of which have been mentioned on this site.

A group of citizens attempting to recall the mayor of Akron is set to turn in signatures today. Recall supporters must have 3,179 valid signatures to trigger a recall election. If the signature threshold is met, the mayor will have five days to resign. If he doesn’t resign, a recall election will be scheduled for 40-60 days after.

Read the story on Ohio.com