A petition to recall District 3 Englewood City Councilmember Laurett Barrentine has been deemed “valid and sufficient” by the city clerk's office, meaning enough signatures have been validated to …
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According to the Englewood Home Rule Charter, one or more registered voters who are eligible to vote for a certain city office can request a petition that would trigger an election to recall the elected official who currently holds that office, if the official has held the position for six months or more.
The city clerk then mails a copy of the request, or the affidavit, to the official within 48 hours. The clerk authorizes the petition, which may include a statement by the elected official in his or her defense.
The petition must be signed by registered voters who are eligible to vote for the office in question, and the number of signatures must equal at least 25 percent of the voters who voted in the last general election for that office.
The petition with signatures must be filed within 60 days after the clerk authorizes it. If successful, the city council generally must set a date for a recall election to be held between 60 and 120 days after the petition is filed.
In that election, if the majority votes to recall the official, the office is declared vacant, and city council generally must schedule another election between 60 and 120 days after the recall election to choose a new councilmember.
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