December 1, 2011

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Number of registered voters during March 2009 City of Chattanooga Municipal Elections: 103,747

Number of registered voters who voted during March 2009 election: 18,773

Percentage of registered voters who voted during the election: 18.09%

Number of registered voters who voted for a mayoral candidate during the election: 17,913

Votes cast for Ron Littlefield: 10,234 (57.13%)

Votes cast for Rob Healy (Littlefield’s closest competitor): 7,186 (40.12%)

Number of months after the election the required number of recall petitions were

submitted to Hamilton County Election Commission: 17

Number of signatures required for a recall according to state law: 15,562 (or 15% of 103,747 registered voters at time of election)

Number of signatures required for recall by city charter: 8,816 (or 50% of 17,913 votes cast for mayor during election)

Number of signatures submitted by recall petitioners: 14,078

Number of signatures submitted by recall petitioners validated by Hamilton County Election Commission: 9,903

Difference between registered voters who voted for Littlefield and total of those who signed a recall petition: 3,844

Difference between registered voters who voted for Littlefield and validated signatures of those who now want him recalled: 331

Percentage difference between those who voted for Littlefield and valid recall signatures certified to recall him: 10.5%

Number of months Littlefield has remaining in his term if he runs and loses in the August 2012 recall election: 7

Sources: Hamilton County Election Commission, ballotpedia.com

The Pulse Index is intended as an homage to Harper’s Index, a registered trademark of Harper’s Magazine.

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