Judy Tillman recall, Heflin, Louisiana (2013)
In August 2013 no one had filed for candidacy for the mayoral position left vacant after Tillman's recall by the qualification deadline, leaving the village's executive position unoccupied for the time being.
Path to the ballot
A effort began in 2012 to recall Tillman. An election was scheduled for August 16 that year, but was later canceled when a judge struck 6 of the 69 signatures on the petition. That put the signature county below the 40 percent of the 165 registered voters required for the election, thereby invalidating it.
The effort was begun a second time. That time they needed 62 signatures, or 40 percent the 156 registered voters. The petitioners collect 78 signatures.Cite error: Closing
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Tillman described the recall effort to reporters as "unfounded" and "vindictive."
|Recall Judy Tillman -- Mayor, Village of Heflin (2013)|
|Election results via: Louisiana Secretary of State (Results for Election Date: 4/6/2013)|
- Recall an Elected Official by the Louisiana Secretary of State
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Recall Elections," Revised May 3, 2013
- The Republic, "No one qualifies for election to replace recalled mayor in Heflin," August 25, 2013
- The Advocate, "Heflin mayor faces recall vote in April," April 01, 2013
- arklatexhomepage.com, "Mayor of Heflin, LA, could be recalled," March 27, 2013 (dead link)
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