Orange Charter Amendment re recall elections
Issue 38 on the ballot.Ballot language: Shall Article VII, Section 4 of the Charter of the Village of Orange be amended to provide that Council shall submit the vote for the recall of an elected Village official at the next regularly scheduled primary or general election occurring not less than seventy-five (75) days after a valid recall petition has been submitted to the Council, so that military and overseas voters may have the opportunity to cast ballots in the recall election within the time-frame provided by law?A majority affirmative vote is required for passage.A YES vote approves the charter amendment.A NO vote opposes the charter amendment.LEAGUE EXPLANATION: The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has asked the Village of Orange and several other communities in the county to amend their recall petition filing deadlines. The Board seeks to bring these communities into uniformity with other municipalities in the county so the Board can meet federal requirements for preparing and mailing overseas and military ballots and so it can prepare for early voting, which begins 28 days before an election.
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This charter amendment was requested by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to bring Brooklyn Heights filing deadlines into line with other municipalities in the county.
This amendment increases the time between the filing of ballot issue petitions and their submission to voters. But it makes voting abroad--and early at home--easier for all voters in the county and for the Board of Elections.
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