Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Recall or Renovate Greensboro Vital Records?

From News and Record on Recall election:

A top county elections official said the cost of the recall vote will likely fall between $12,000 and $15,000 — or a little more than $9 per voter.

"We had fewer voters for the recall than we had signers on the petition," said George Gilbert, director of elections in Guilford County. Gilbert added later, "It's much easier to sign a piece of paper someone sticks in front of you than it is to go it and vote in an election

Let's Review. A primary election is coming in a month for that Council District, a general election in two months, with the additional cost of $12,000 to $15,000 for 5% turnout for a failed Recall Election in August. In the end, Guilford County government will bear the added cost generated by the failure. While the effort was legal based on the number of petition signers, I can only conclude the central organizers added an unneeded cost to county government.

I'm sure the citizens of District 1 would still have made the appropriate choices for their representation on Greensboro City Council in the other two upcoming elections. Good luck to those citizens and all the candidates.


  • I hope she doesn't win the primary or general election, but I have to agree the Recall election was a waste of time and money.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:58 PM  

  • More police officers, yes, more recalls? no. Now Bellamy-Small should win hands down. She looks like a champ. Thanks....

    Best of luck getting Vitals funded. I love goin through the metal detectors to get there..

    Jim J.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:14 AM  

  • Renovate!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:26 AM  

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