CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Register of Voters started verifying signatures in the recall against Calexico Mayor Raul Ureña and City Council Member Gilberto Manzanarez.
Members of the "Calexico Recall 2023 Committee" officially turned in the signatures Thursday afternoon.
The mayor said the committee turned in more than 5,000 votes.
“The amount required to trigger a special election is 20 percent of the voting population… So there is 20,000 voters in the City of Calexico and to qualify for an election we need 4,200 valid signatures,” stated Mayor Raul Ureña.
The mayor said the last recall attempt happened in 2014 and 2015 against two council members.
Neither of those were successful.
Ureña's term as mayor ends this year.