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County recorder election scheduled for June 4

April 30, 2013
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

It appears there will be a June 4 special election to replace county recorder Sue Snyder who tendered her resignation effective April 29.

Emmet County auditor Michele Erickson told the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday the board needed to make a formal decision - to hold an election or appoint a successor.

The board accepted Snyder's resignation - with regrets - then approved holding the special election.

Erickson said the auditor's office, which conducts elections, needed 25 days between filing and an election - which would make June 4 a possibility. She said since the Armstrong-Ringsted special school election to decide reorganization with Sentral was June 25, she would prefer having the election June 4. Erickson also noted that both county Republicans and Democrats had met regarding finding a candidate.

If the election were June 4, Erickson said the new recorder would take office after the June 11 election canvass, serving a year and a half to complete Snyder's unexpired term. At that time there would be another election.

Erickson said recorder candidates must submit petitions with a minimum of 75 signatures of qualified Emmet County electors - Emmet County residents who are eligible to vote.

The petitions must be turned in to the auditor's office by 5 p.m. Friday, May 10.



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