Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Only 260 of 12,887 Signatures on Cleveland Mayoral Recall Petitions Confirmed as Valid

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 4:47 PM

The formal attempt to recall Mayor Frank Jackson has gained some vocal support — and dissent — in various corners of the city during this most social and politically tumultuous year. The effort isn't going so well.

This week, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections confirmed that 260 out of the 12,887 submitted petition signatures were valid. The rest contained what the board refers to as "fatal technical deficiencies." 

WOIO has the nitty-gritty details, but board representatives have said that a lot of the deficiencies are due to how the petition-signing process was witnessed by any and all official "circulators." 

12,025 total valid signatures are needed to get the measure placed on a ballot before voters. Organizers have 20 days to gather the remaining signatures. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation