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Maple Ridge-Mission Recall Petition Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2015 

MAPLE RIDGE-MISSION RECALL PETITION CANCELLED 

VICTORIA – The petition to recall Marc Dalton, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Maple Ridge-Mission electoral district, has been cancelled.

“Elections BC has received signed notification from the proponent officially withdrawing her recall petition,” said Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer Ph.D. “The petition is now cancelled.”

The recall petition was issued to proponent, Yvonne Hale, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. A total of 115 voters registered as canvassers to collect signatures on the petition. To be successful, the petition required that 15,410 signatures be collected over a 60 day period, representing 40 percent of the registered voters who were registered in Maple Ridge-Mission at the time of the May 14, 2013 General Election.

The recall proponent, MLA and advertising sponsor must file financial disclosure reports with the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015.

Recall legislation came into force in 1995. Twenty six recall applications have been given approval in principle by the Chief Electoral Officer.

For more information, visit the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/referenda-recall-initiative/recall/.

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Contact:
Don Main
Communications Manager
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Don.Main@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Recall and Initiative Act, Referendum Act and Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.