Brooklyn Heights Charter Amendment re recall elections
Issue 15 on the ballot. Ballot language: Shall Section 8.05 of the Charter of the Village of Brooklyn Heights be amended to provide that any special recall election calling for the removal of an elected officer of the village shall be held not less than ninety (90) nor more than one hundred twenty (120) days from the time of the determination of the sufficiency of a petition calling for the removal of such officer(s); and to provide that any candidates seeking to succeed such officer(s) shall file candidacy petitions with the election authorities no later than seventy-five (75) days prior to the date of the special recall election?A YES vote amends the city charter regarding the timing of recall elections.A NO vote is against the amendment to the city charter.A majority affirmative vote is required for passage.LEAGUE EXPLANATION: The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has asked Brooklyn 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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