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Julie Farrell and Robert Mitchell recall, Templeton, Massachusetts (2012)

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A vote about whether to recall Julie Farrell and Robert Mitchell from their positions on the Board of Selectman of Templeton, Massachusetts, took place on February 6th, 2012.[1] Farrell and Mitchell were both recalled from their seats.[2]

Reasons for recall

The recall was initiated after Farrell and Mitchell voted to fire Town Coordinator Carol Skelton on October 11th.[3]

Path to the ballot

700 signatures were needed to force a recall election. In November 2011, Town Clerk Carol Harris certified more than 900 signatures. A recall election was scheduled for February 6th, 2012. Voters were asked first whether one or both selectmen should be recalled, and then asked to select who would succeed the selectmen in the event of a recall.[3] Virginia Wilder ran against Farrell and Patrick Mullins ran against Mitchell.[1] Both Farrell and Mitchell were recalled, but Farrell is requesting a recount.[2]

Election results

  • Votes to recall Julie Farrell: 747 Approveda
  • Votes to retain Julie Farrell: 704
  • Votes to recall Robert Mitchell: 750 Approveda
  • Votes to retain Robert Mitchell: 696
  • Votes to elect Julie Farrell: 680
  • Votes to elect Virginia Wilder: 754 Approveda
  • Votes to elect Robert Mitchell: 687
  • Votes to elect' Patrick Mullins: 753 Approveda

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