ALBION, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) UPDATE (4/18): Mayor Sharon Hardy-Mills, who was recently married and now goes by Wilmot, says she was on her honeymoon when she heard about the petition.
Albion Mayor Sharon Wilmot responds to failed recalled petition she learned about while on her honeymoon.
"My daughter called me and she said, 'Sorry to bother you mom, but did you know?' And I'm thinking, know? Know what?," Wilmot said. "So, yeah, while I was on my honeymoon, I found out about it"
The petition cited multiple reasons for the action, including criticizing the mayor for failing to "adequately" and "fairly" run the city for its citizens.
Wilmot also said that she has 20 months left of her term, but if the residents want to refile the petition, that is their right.
A recall petition was filed against Albion city Mayor Sharon Hardy-Mills on Monday.
Albion City Clerk Mary Yeaman confirmed they've received the petition, which was sent to Cassia County elections department for verification to see if it has enough signatures for it to be official.
The petition comes after residents claim the mayor lacks knowledge to "adequately" and "fairly" run the city for its citizens.
The Cassia County elections office issued a memo Monday evening saying it certified 13 of 20 required eligible electors’ signatures on a prospective petition, and that the certification has been returned to the city of Albion clerk.
The elections office said it "certifies signatures of eligible voters and facilitates a recall election upon order from a taxing district." The county said further inquiries would be directed to the city of Albion.
KMVT made an effort to contact Hardy-Mills, who was not immediately available for comment.