Saturday, September 10, 2005

Total Recall

For those Louisianans who would like the media to have an option for their non-stop pillorying of FEMA while also having a way to channel their frustrations with Mayor Nagin, Governor Blanco and Senator Landrieu, Article X - Public Officials and Employees, Part I - State and City Civil Service, of the Louisiana Constitution has this:


§26. Recall
Section 26. The legislature shall provide by general law for the recall by election of any state, district, parochial, ward, or municipal official except judges of the courts of record. The sole issue at a recall election shall be whether the official shall be recalled.


I believe the pertinent provisions of the general law provided by the legislature is contained in Title 18 - Louisiana Election Code. RS 18.1300.1 states:


§1300.1. Recall authorized
Any public officer, excepting judges of the courts of record, may be recalled in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. However, no recall petition may be submitted for certification to or accepted for certification by the registrar of voters or any other official if less than six months remain in the term of office.

§1300.2. Petition for recall election; campaign finance disclosure

B. All signatures on recall petitions shall be handwritten. This petition shall be signed by a number of the electors of the voting area as will in number equal not less than thirty-three and one-third percent of the number of the total electors of the voting area wherein and for which a recall election is petitioned; however, where fewer than one thousand qualified electors reside within the voting area, the petition shall be signed by not less than forty percent of said electors.

C.(2) The signed and dated petition shall be submitted to the registrar of voters for each parish within the voting area not later than one hundred eighty days after the day on which the copy of the petition was filed with the secretary of state; however, where fewer than one thousand qualified electors reside within the voting area, the petition shall be submitted to the registrar of voters not later than ninety days after the day on which the copy of the petition is filed with the secretary of state. If the final day for submitting the signed and dated petition falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the deadline for filing such petition shall be on the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.


There you go. You got six months to sign up 1,090,000 of your fellow staters and it seems to me there are a whole bunch of potential canvassers that will have some extra time on their hands for about that same period of time.


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