Funkhouser Recall Petition Is Flawed

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By ERIC BARTON

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The five folks who put their names on a petition filed yesterday to recall Mayor Mark Funkhouser must've thought they were doing some kind of civic duty. Too bad for them, however, that they don't do their civic duty more often.

Turns out three out of five of the people on the petition aren't registered to vote, according to the Kansas City Board of Elections. Under the city's charter, only registered voters can file a recall petition, meaning the six-page paperwork they filed yesterday will have to be thrown out.

Saundra Ross, the person who signed the petition, tells The Pitch she wasn't aware that three of her five-person committee weren't registered. But she says she's not giving up. "If they're not registered, I guess this means I will need to refile."

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