Petition to recall Erica Williams reaches necessary signatures

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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - The effort to recall Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk Erica Williams crossed an important threshold.

A petition to have Williams removed has been circulating ever since she did not re-appoint four deputy clerks.

1,848 signatures were needed to get that petition before a judge. This week, the count exceeded 1,900.

The signatures must now be verified by the registrar's office before the case can go before a judge.

The Recall Erica Williams group is working to get several hundred more signatures before handing it over to the registrar. This is in case some names cannot be verified and have to be thrown out.

Williams could not be reached for comment.