Flint, MI — An election commission meeting has been set to analyze recall language filed against Flint City Councilwoman Jerri Winfrey-Carter.

The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2023 in Judge Jennie Barkey’s courtroom at the 7th Circuit Court in downtown Flint. There, the commission will determine whether the language submitted is factual and clear.

The language, submitted by former Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis, cites Winfrey-Carter’s abstention from voting on “Resolution #230167, the yearly fiscal budget” at a special council meeting on June 8, 2023.

Previous to this language being filed, Davis’ third attempt at recall language against Councilwoman Winfrey-Carter failed due to there not being a hyphen between Winfrey and Carter in the councilwoman’s last name.

The language followed similar wording to petition language Davis filed on Sept. 12 and Sept. 27, both of which were also voted down by the Genesee County Election Commission.

The first was denied in late September for not specifying what the resolution listed was about. The second was denied on Oct. 10 for multiple spelling errors.

Sophia is Flint Beat's City Hall reporter. She joins the team after previously reporting for the Livingston Daily and the Lansing State Journal, along with some freelance work with The New York Times....

One reply on “Election commission meeting set for recall language filed against Flint councilwoman”

  1. Mays triggered the recalls so JWC and others have nobody to blame but him. I hope Michigan dissolves this council and institutes a City Manager led government with no council.

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