An effort to put a recall election before Middleton voters to oust Mayor Darin Taylor has come up short.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 519 valid signatures were necessary to trigger a recall election, and while petitioners handed in 583 signatures, only 417 were certified to be valid.
The Press-Tribune reports that 132 of the signatures belonged to people who were either not registered voters or not registered at the time they signed the petition, 23 other signatories lived outside of Middleton, eight signatures were not accompanied by a street address, and three signatures were duplicates.
Those behind the recall effort claim that Taylor has held secret meetings, hired unqualified people at city hall and wasted taxpayer dollars, all of which Taylor denied.
Idaho Code indicates that another recall petition effort can't begin for at least 90 days.