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Recall petition lacks sufficient signatures

There will not be a recall election for Mayor Barbra Pinner, following the submission of recall petitions Monday at city hall.

Andrea Corley, city secretary, said Monday that in order for a recall election to be called, there would need to be 642 signatures by registered voters within the City of Levelland.

Tuesday, Corley said there were only 468 unverified signatures on the petitions and that there would not be a recall election called for the city mayor.

The recall petition was submitted by Levelland voters at city hall to the city secretary at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The deadline to turn in the petition was 5 p.m. Monday.

Corley said once the petition has been returned, the city secretary’s office has 20 days to verify the signatures received. Verification involves checking the official list of registered voters provided by the Hockley County Elections Administrator to the city secretary on July 2 against the names, as well as either the voter ID number or date of birth on the petition.

The voters submitted 51 petition pages containing 468 unverified signatures. The petition did not meet the requirement of 642 verified signatures to hold a recall petition, Corley said Tuesday morning. As a result of receiving 468 unverified signatures on the petition, there will not be a recall election for Mayor Barbra Pinner.

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