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Penner Recall attempt

Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 5:26 pm CST.

Penner Recall attempt

Penner Recall attempt

The Election and Boundaries Department this morning hosted a press conference to explain the reasons why the attempt to recall the Honorable the member for Cayo Northeast Mr. Elvin Penner was not successful.

According to statistics released by the Election and Boundaries Department today, there are 5,815 registered voters in Cayo Northeast.

The People’s United Party (PUP) aspirant in the area Mr. Orlando Habet submitted 2,002 signatures on the petition to the Governor General to trigger the Recall Mechanism.

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In the breakdown offered by the Election and Boundaries Department 1,665 of the signatures were accepted during the verification period.  53 signatures did not match those on file at the Election and Boundaries Department.

52 signatures were rejected because the person is not registered in Cayo Northeast. 52 signatures were rejected because they are not registered voters.

11 of the petitions had no signatures.  158 of the signatures were duplicates and 12 were triplicates.


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