Melissa Freitag recall, Falmouth, Massachusetts, 2010
Path to the ballot
In order for the recall to be placed on the ballot, supporters would have needed to obtain a minimum of 3,857 signatures from registered voters in the town. That number represents the required 15% of voters. Also, the correct procedures require no more than 25 percent of signatures be from the same precinct.
However, the possibility of a recall taking place in the town was slim. According to Town Clerk Michael Palmer: "It’s not easy to recall somebody and that’s the intent; quite frankly you’re questioning someone’s reputation so there are big hurdles to overcome here."
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