petition to recall the Honourable Ida Chong, Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Oak Bay-Gordon Head electoral district, contains insufficient signatures to proceed to the verification process.
Acting Chief Electoral Officer, Craig James, said, “Under the Recall and Initiative Act, 15,368 signatures were required, representing 40 percent of the registered voters who were registered in Oak Bay-Gordon Head at the May 12, 2009 General Election. As the requirements of the Act have not been met, the petition has failed.”
The recall petition was issued to proponent, Michael Roy Hayes, on Monday, December 6, 2010. A total of 289 voters registered as canvassers to collect signatures on the petition. The petition was submitted on Friday, February 4, 2011.
The recall proponent, MLA and advertising sponsors must file financial disclosure reports with the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2011.
Recall legislation came into force in 1995. Twenty-two recall applications have been given approval in principle by the Chief Electoral Officer. Two recall petitions are currently underway in the Comox Valley and Kamloops-North Thompson electoral districts.
For more information, visit the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/referenda-recall-initiative/recall/