2016-10-27 / News

Recall election on Nagel set for May

A recall election has been called for May 2, 2017, against Houghton Lake Community Schools board member Kevin Nagel.

Roscommon County Clerk/Register of Deeds Michelle Stevenson said be­cause Nagel did not withdraw within 10 days of the petition being filed, his name will automatically be on the ballot.

Interested parties will need to file a minimum of four and a maximum of 10 signatures on a school board petition; or they may pay a $100 non-refundable fil­ing fee, she said.

The deadline for filing to appear on the May ballot is Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.

Stevenson said if Nagel were to re­sign before the election is held, the elec­tion would be cancelled.

She noted that recalls are allowed only for actions that happened during the official’s term, but is limited. For example, a person serving a two-year term cannot be recalled the first six or last six months of the term and a person serving a four- or six-year term cannot be recalled in the first or last year of the term.

Stevenson said recalls can only be held in May or November.

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