Effort to recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels requires
gathering nearly 8000 signatures in 90-day periodPublished: Monday, February 13, 2012, 4:00 PM Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 7:22 PM
By Jeff T. Wattrick | firstname.lastname@example.org
FollowOn Friday, several outlets reported acampaign has begun to recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels.
This is not surprising considering thecontroversy surrounding Daniels, themultiple calls for to be recalled or to resign, and a poll last month showing 72% of Troy voters would support a recall.
But what will it take for this effort to be successful?
To find out, I spoke with Kim Noble, an Elections Specialist with the Oakland County Clerk. Recalls of local officials are the domain of county clerks.
According to Noble, as of this morning, the recall Daniels group has not yet filed their petition request. If/when they do, Daniels will be notified and the Oakland County Election’s Commission, made up of County Clerk Bill Bullard (R), County Treasurer Andy Meisner (D), and Chief Probate Judge Linda Hallmark, will review the petition language for clarity.
Once the petition language has been approved, recall supporters will have 180 days to gather enough signatures at least equal to 25% of the number of Troy voters who participated in the 2010 gubernatorial election. However, all signatures must be turned in 90 days from when they were collected.