BREAKING: Recall petition for Elton mayor delivered to governor

Published 11:49 am Tuesday, November 28, 2023

A recall petition against Elton Mayor Keisa Skinner Lemoine was delivered to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office Tuesday after being certified by the Jeff Davis Parish Registrar of Voters.

This is the second attempt to recall Lemoine. An effort earlier this year to put the recall election on the ballot failed after organizers did not submit enough valid signatures.

Registrar of Voters Joann Blair said she was able to certify 249 of the 252 signatures on the petition. The petition needed at least 245 signatures, or 40 percent of the registered voters in Elton to move on to the governor.

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Blair said she could not certify three names on the petition because the person had died since signing the petition. Two others were removed because they did not use the same address as their voter registration.

The governor will have 15 days to determine the validity of the recall efforts and decide whether to call an election on the question of recalling Lemoine.