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Prospective Recall Petition Filed; Signature and Cover Sheets Approved for Circulation (1/20/2010)

This morning, the City Auditor received a prospective petition for the recall of Mayor Sam Adams. The filed Petition for Recall form includes Chief Petitioner Avel Gordly’s "reasons for demanding recall." The City Elections Officer has approved signature and cover sheets for circulation. Information on the prospective recall petition:

Article II, Section 18 of the Oregon Constitution provides that "every public officer in Oregon is subject, as herein provided, to recall by the electors of the state or of the electoral district from which the public officer is elected."

Per ORS 249.870, the number of valid Portland voters' signatures required to place the recall on the ballot is 32,183. To qualify the recall petition for the ballot, the Chief Petitioner must submit at least 32,183 valid signatures to the Auditor no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010.

More information on recall petitions and the recall process:

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