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Maui mayor recall signatures under review

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Maul Mayor Michael Victorino

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reviewing signatures from people seeking to recall Maui’s mayor over COVID-19 mandates, affordable housing, water rights and other issues.

Lead organizer Sheila Walker declined to divulge to The Maui News the number of signatures her group obtained. They need to have at least 20% of Maui County  registered voters in the last general election, or 21,586 signatures.

The county clerk has until Dec. 10 to determine the sufficiency of the documents submitted.

Mayor Michael Victorino says he recognizes the group’s right to organize a recall effort. He says he continues to serve the county “with my whole heart.” 

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