In her Feb. 21 letter (“Ogunquit remember shouldn’t continue if it can’t resist felony scrutiny”), Mary V. Buck offers the impression that 260 registered Ogunquit citizens “out of one,217 registered voters” signed each of the three take into account petitions for Select Board individuals Charles Waite III, Madeline Mooney, and Robert Winn Jr. It could be genuine if all 1,206 (no longer 1,217) in reality voted.
According to Ogunquit’s charter, to begin the recall manner, the signatures of 25 percent of those registered electorates who voted inside the maximum latest gubernatorial election are required. During the 2018 gubernatorial election, 865 residents voted. As a result, to transport forward with the don’t forget, 215 signatures (25 percentage) might be needed in keeping with Select Board member being recalled.
In about three weeks, an average of 255 signatures had been obtained for each of the Select Board members in question. Ms. Buck shows that via proceeding with the consideration, the lousy exposure could harm the 3 Select Board contributors’ lives and reputations. It isn’t about ego – it’s approximately what’s best for dwelling and visiting Ogunquit.
Since the remember started, there was overwhelming additional help for the process — unfortunately, many worry about harassment, both in man or woman or cellphone calls.
There are business proprietors who fear retribution by using those opposed to the taking into account, which would affect their commercial enterprise, and like to remain nameless.
Placing the number of signatures in angle, over the last Select Board elections, held in 2017 and 2018, a median of 583 registered electorate honestly voted: 564 in 2017 and 603 in 2018, according to the city clerk. Less than 50 percent of Ogunquit’s registered citizens sincerely vote. Drop the lawsuit! Save Ogunquit taxpayers the rate! “Let Ogunquit vote!”