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RECALL CODE AND DETAILS 9-21-10 LMS

Article VI, Section 6 of Idaho code sets out the rules under which a recall of an elected officer has to be conducted.

A petition to recall Mayor John Miller has been processed and a recall election has been scheduled to take place during this year’s general election on November 2nd.

Section 34-1712 states that in order to recall an elected official, a majority of votes cast in a recall election must be in favor of the recall and, the number of votes cast in favor has to equal or exceed the number of votes cast in the last general election for that officer.

Miller was elected in November of 2007 with a vote count of 501.

The number of city residents registered to vote in 2009 totaled 1,811. At this November’s election the Poll Book will indicate, next to the registered voter’s name, in which elections that person is eligible to vote. The voter will then be given the appropriate ballot or ballots.

All voters in the upcoming general election will be required by a newly enacted state law to show official photo identification at the polls. County Clerk of the Court Terri Morton said voters who do not have a driver’s license can obtain an Idaho photo ID card by going to the driver’s license desk at the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office. In the event the proper identification is not made available at the polls on Election Day Morton said, “They can sign a voter’s affidavit if they don’t have a photo ID.”

Morton said that a press release was received on September 21st from the office of Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announcing that all absentee ballots have been mailed and that Idaho has met the Federal deadline to mail absentee ballots to Uniformed and Overseas voters.

Also, all Idaho counties have mailed absentee ballots to those registered voters who have requested one. The press release said those ballots should begin arriving this week.

Counties will continue to mail absentee ballots as requests for them are received.

The state’s official voting information website address is: www.idahovotes.gov


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