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Chapter 321

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  321.714.  Certification of petition by election authority, content, election to be held — candidacy nomination filed — resignation by board member, recall to be removed from ballot — resigned board member may not fill vacancy. — 1.  If the election authority finds the signatures on the petition, together with the supplementary petition sections if any, to be sufficient, it shall submit its certificate as to the sufficiency of the petition to the fire protection district board prior to its next meeting.  The certificate shall contain:

  (1)  The name of the member whose recall is sought;

  (2)  The number of signatures required by law;

  (3)  The total number of signatures on the petition;

  (4)  The number of valid signatures on the petition.

  2.  Following the fire protection board's receipt of the certificate, the county election authority shall order an election to be held on one of the election days specified in section 115.123.  The election shall be held not less than forty-five days nor more than one hundred twenty days after the fire protection district board receives the petition.  Nominations hereunder shall be made by filing a statement of candidacy with the election authority.

  3.  At any time prior to forty-two days before the election, the member sought to be recalled may offer his resignation.  If his resignation is offered, the recall question shall be removed from the ballot and the office declared vacant.  The member who resigned may not fill the vacancy which shall be filled as provided by law.


(L. 1995 H.B. 452, et al. and L. 1995 H.B. 484, et al., A.L. 2011 H.B. 315)

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