Last week the Gwinnett County Commission voted 4 to 1 to increase property taxes by nearly 21%. This week the Gwinnett County Elections Office accepted applications to recall Commission Chairman Charles Bannister, District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter and District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau.
Recall organizers must collect the signatures of 100 registered voters living in the commission district by December 23. If certified, the recall organizers then must obtain the signatures of 30 percent of registered voters within 45 days – 28,000 signatures to recall Lasseter, 41,000 to recall Beadreau and 126,000 to recall Bannister.
If successful, the recalls would go to vote at a special election.