Only 260 of 12,887 Signatures on Cleveland Mayoral Recall Petitions Confirmed as Valid


The formal attempt to recall Mayor Frank Jackson has gained some vocal support — and dissent — in various corners of the city during this most social and politically tumultuous year. The effort isn't going so well.

This week, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections confirmed that 260 out of the 12,887 submitted petition signatures were valid. The rest contained what the board refers to as "fatal technical deficiencies." 

WOIO has the nitty-gritty details, but board representatives have said that a lot of the deficiencies are due to how the petition-signing process was witnessed by any and all official "circulators." 

12,025 total valid signatures are needed to get the measure placed on a ballot before voters. Organizers have 20 days to gather the remaining signatures. 

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