TO ALLOW RECALL OF MEMBERS OF THE BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Permits removal from office by recall election any member of the Burke County Board of Education. Provides that any registered voter of the Burke County School Administrative Unit (LEA) may file an affidavit containing the name of the member to be removed and a general statement of the grounds for removal. Directs the supervisor of elections to provide the person submitting the affidavit with printed copies of a recall petition form to be used in demanding such a removal. Provides that a recall election may be held upon the filing of a recall petition within 30 days that contains signatures of at least 15% of the registered voters of the LEA. Sets forth additional petition and election criteria and provides criteria for filling vacancies resulting from the removal from office of a member via a recall election. Prohibits the filing of a petition to recall a member within either the first or last six months of the member’s term of office. Provides that if a member is subject to an unsuccessful recall election that another such recall election for that same member may not take place until at least one year after the previous recall election and that any subsequent recall petition needs the signatures of al lest 20% of the registered voters of the LEA to be sufficient to initiate a recall election. Effective January 1, 2012.
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