Signatures Verified, Recall Election Next Step In Antelope County Assessor Saga

Antelope County Clerk Carolyn Pedersen notified County Assessor Julie Harrison Monday that enough signatures have been verified to proceed with a recall election.

Pedersen told the Elgin Review Monday afternoon a total of 986 signatures were verified by her office. She said at that point, they stopped verifying the signatures. She said more than 500 signatures from petitions were not reviewed because the number of necessary signatures on petitions had been reached, that total being 796 or 34 percent of the votes cast in the last assessor’s election.

The county assessor will now have five days to notify the county clerk whether or not she will resign. From previous statements, Harrison has indicated that she has no intentions of stepping down from her position.

Pedersen said the deadline for Harrison notifying her office is Nov. 8.

As a result of the necessary signatures being verified, Pedersen said the Antelope County Board of Supervisors have on their agenda for their Nov. 10 meeting an action item to set the date for a recall election. The county clerk said a special election would likely be held between Dec. 9 and Dec. 22.


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