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2011 Recall Election Status Updates

G.A.B. Receives Review Period Extension

The Board has received an extension of time to review the recall petitions filed between April 1 and April 21.  Click here for more information.

G.A.B. Acts on Three Recall Petitions

On Monday, May 23, the Board considered recall petitions filed against Senators Kapanke, Hopper and Olsen.

For each petition, the Board voted to:

  • Adopt staff's legal analysis and deny each Senator's legal challenge to the whole of the recall petition.
  • Affirm and denied challenges to individual recall petition signatures.
  • Verify the number of valid signatures.
  • Direct staff to file the recall petitions and attach certificates of sufficiency on May 31, 2011 but no later than June 3, 2011 and call a recall election for July 12, 2011.

For more information, including the specific motions for each recall petition, please consult the staff memo for the May 23 Board meeting.

G.A.B. Acts on Three More Recall Petitions

On Tuesday, May 31, the Board considered recall petitions filed against Senators Harsdorf, Cowles and Darling.

For each petition, the Board voted to:

  • Adopt staff's legal analysis and deny each Senator's legal challenge to the whole of the recall petition.
  • Affirm and denied challenges to individual recall petition signatures.
  • Verify the number of valid signatures.
  • Direct staff to file the recall petitions and attach certificates of sufficiency on May 31, 2011 but no later than June 3, 2011 and call a recall election for July 12, 2011.

For more information, including the specific motions for each recall petition, please consult the staff memo for the May 31 Board meeting.

Extension Granted

On June 3, Judge Markson has granted the G.A.B. a one week extension of time to consider the remaining three recall petitions.  More information here.

Board moves forward with remaining three petitions

On Wedesday, June 8, the Board voted to direct staff to certify the sufficiency of recall petitions against Senators Hansen, Holperin and Wirch no later than June 10, and order recall elections on July 19, 2011.