Richmond Heights Charter Amendment re recall elections
Issue 44 on the ballot.Ballot language: Shall Article IX, Section 4 of the Charter of the City of Richmond Heights be amended to increase the time period in which Council may set a recall election from not less than 30 days, nor more than 45 days, to not less than 75 days, nor more than 120 days from the delivery by the Clerk of a certificate determining the sufficiency of the petition to the officer whose removal is sought in order to conform with federal and state law?A majority affirmative vote is required for passage.A YES vote approves the amendment.A NO vote opposes the amendment.LEAGUE EXPLANATION: The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has asked Richmond Heights 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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