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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Petition to recall Mayor James Knowles lacks valid signatures

Ferguson

Petition to recall Mayor James Knowles lacks valid signatures

City officials say that petitioners have two days to inform the city if they plan to seek additional signatures

Petition to recall Mayor James Knowles lacks valid signatures

(KTRS) – The plan to recall Ferguson Mayor James Knowles hit a major speed bump this week.

The petitioners needed to collect just a bit more than 1,800 signatures to move the recall process to the next step. The activists said they collected more than 2,000 signatures. St. Louis County Board of Elections Judge Eric Fey said only 1,008 of the signatures were accepted.

Fey said the remaining signatures were invalid–the top two reasons for disqualification being that the person was either not registered to vote in St. Louis County, or were registered, but were not registered in Ferguson.

City officials say that petitioners have two days to inform the city if they plan to seek additional signatures. If they do that, they have ten days to collect the signatures.

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By Colin Jeffery

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