Now that the certification of 2,100 recall signatures against two Hanson selectmen is complete, a special election in June may be scheduled.
Hanson’s Board of Registrars certified petitions containing 1,054 signatures seeking the recall of Selectmen Chairman James Egan and 1,064 signatures against Vice Chairman Stephen Amico.
Petitioners needed only 691 signatures to require a recall election.
The petitioners stated that the two selectmen misled residents about a $58 million project to replace the Indian Head and Maquan schools with a new elementary school.
Tonight, at the Hanson Selectmen’s meeting, Egan and Amico will be officially told of the recall.
Each of them then have five days to resign from the board or face a special election.
But, because Egan is up for re-election this year, he cannot be recalled during the first six months he is in office, based on the town’s recall law.
If Egan is not re-elected, the recall against him would not matter.
Amico, however, is not up for re-election until 2015, so he would be subject to the recall.