Truden petition confirmed |

Truden petition confirmed

The Colorado Secretary of State Ginette Dennis today confirmed the petition to recall Ninth Judicial District Attorney Colleen Truden has a sufficient number of signatures for a recall election to go forward. The petitions, with 9,032 signatures, were submitted Sept. 15 to the Secretary of State’s office by Jeff Cheney, Sherry Caloia, and Carol Koris.

State law requires that petitions to recall elected officials be signed by eligible electors equaling 25 percent of the entire vote cast at the last general election for all candidates for the office.

Dennis confirmed on Thursday afternoon that of the 9,032 signatures, 6,626, or 73 percent, were accepted and 2,406 we rejected as invalid. A total of 5,455 signatures were required to put the recall on the ballot.

Anyone who wishes to protest the petition signatures has 15 days from today’s date to do so.

According to state law, the governor sets the date for the recall election, since it involves three counties in the 9th Judicial District ” Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco ” 45 to 75 days after the petition signatures are verified.

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