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Three mayors removed from office

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) -

Three Arkansas mayors have been removed in recall elections.
    
Arkansas Municipal League executive director Don Zimmerman says this marks the most recalls in an election since a state law allowing the removal of elected officials was enacted in 2009. Voters are allowed to remove officials in the middle of their four-year terms, if they can gather signatures from at least 25 percent of the town or county's qualified electors.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Earle Mayor Carolyn Jones, Humphrey Mayor Rodney Henderson and Hartford Mayor James Baker were recalled in Tuesday's election.
    
Hughes Mayor Grady Collum avoided being ousted his recall election in the St. Francis County town of 1,441.

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