August 3, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO – The El Paso County Clerk & Recorder has issued an open call for nominations for successor candidates on behalf of the Ellicott School District for their potential recall election. Should the sufficiency of the recall petitions stand after the time for protest has passed and based on the determination of any protest hearings the recall election will move ahead. It is anticipated this recall election will be held in conjunction with the General Election on November 6, 2012.
Because the time for the protest period has not yet closed the due date for completed petitions has not yet been set. By law the completed successor candidate petitions must be filed with the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office no later than ten calendar days after the Designated Election Official sets the date for the election. The official date of the election will not be set any earlier than August 15, 2012, making the deadline no earlier than August 25, 2012.
“Even though the time for the protest period has not yet closed and our office has not yet officially selected the date of the election we wanted to give those who want to potentially fill these positions every available opportunity to circulate their petitions instead of waiting and giving them only ten days to circulate their petitions,” said Clerk Wayne Williams.
Any individual who wishes to be a successor candidate for one of the two offices up for recall may pick up a petition packet and instructions at the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Main Office at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202. Individuals circulating a petition to be a successor candidate must collect fifty valid signatures by the deadline.
More information is available at http://car.elpasoco.com/election.