The Signature Certification Process

The process of certifying signatures of registered Fall River voters in order to determine if a Recall aimed at Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II could take place in 2019 could be completed in a matter of days. 


Fall River Board of Election Commissioners Chair Kelly Souza Young tells WSAR the process is ongoing as of this week, but could wrap up relatively soon. 


If the magic number of 2,510 is achieved, that would trigger a notice to the Fall River City Clerk, who would notify the 9-member City Council, while a notification would then go out to Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II, giving him a five day window to decide to resign or to run for Mayor, essentially for the third time. 

Council would have a 65-day window to decide when to set the date for a Recall Election that could happen, barring any legal challenges, in the first or second quarter of 2019.