Cornelius recall will go to vote on Sept. 27

Ballots will be mailed on Sept. 12 for an election that could shake up city council

Cornelius voters will have a chance to keep or oust Mayor Neal Knight and city councilors Mari Gottwald and Jamie Minshall on Sept. 27, when ballots will be due in a special recall election.

Organizers began circulating petitions for recall shortly after the three had served for six months, following the trio's vote to fire popular city manager Dave Waffle.

The three members of 'Team 3' defended their actions on city council with written responses last week.

To read them in full, visit the News-Times website at

Election officials say ballots will be mailed out on Sept. 12.

In that short time frame, its not clear how much campaigning either side will be able to muster, but recall organizers have a war chest of $2,334 in contributions. Team 3 has reported none.

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