Payne County Election Board strikes signatures from recall petitions
Mike Seals - December 9, 2020 11:27 pm
(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Dec. 9, 2020) — On Wednesday, Stillwater City Clerk Teresa Kadavy asked the Payne County Election Board to review the verification of signatures on the city council recall petitions. The election board reported at 4 p.m. that it has struck 16 signatures from four of the recall petitions and 17 from the petition calling for the recall of Mayor Will Joyce.
The city clerk’s request was made because of an error in the instructions to the election board from the City Attorney’s Office.
Each petition needed 416 valid signatures. Sec. 8-3 of the Stillwater City Charter requires that signers of a petition for the recall of elected officials be residents of Stillwater and registered to vote in City of Stillwater elections at the time they sign.
With the new count, each petition falls short of the necessary requirements.
Saturday, the City will publish the certification of the petition results in the Stillwater News Press. After publication, the 10-day protest period will commence.