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25-4321. Same; certain acts crimes. Any person who signs a name other than that person's own name to a petition for recall of a local officer, or who knowingly signs more than once for the same proposition at one election, or who signs the petition knowing he or she is not a registered elector is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Each page of the petition shall include a statement of warning of this crime.

History: L. 1976, ch. 178, § 21; L. 1976, ch. 176, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 147, § 5; April 25.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Recall of Local Elected Officials in Kansas," Rich Smith and Theresa Nuckolls, 70 J.K.B.A. No. 8, 18 (2001).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Grounds for recall of elected officials; sufficiency; petition; alleged violations of open meetings act; county commission district boundary change. 90-120.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Statements for recall of public officials must include only legally sufficient grounds and be specific enough to allow challenged officials to respond as to their conduct in office. Reynolds v. Figge, 28 Kan. App. 2d 635, 19 P.3d 193 (2001).


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