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The state Board of Elections may consider issues Tuesday related to the recall of Providence City Councilor Kevin Jackson.

Jackson hopes to challenge part of the basis for the recall election in Ward 3 scheduled for May 2.

The Elections Board may also hear from two of the organizers of the recall.

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Providence Councilman Kevin Jackson and five other members have called for special City Council meetings Monday and Tuesday. The meetings aim to make sure all the correct policies and procedures were followed for Jackson’s recall election by the Providence Board of Canvassers.

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The state Board of Elections is expected to schedule a recall election of Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson when the board meets Monday.  This comes after Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea called on the board to take action.  

On Saturday Exeter residents will decide whether they will recall four of their five town councilors. Angry residents petitioned for the recall after the town council asked lawmakers to move the permitting of concealed guns from the town clerk to the attorney general’s office.

Those who oppose the recall said gun enthusiasts outside of Exeter are influencing the town politics. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch looked into that claim and joins us now.

ELISABETH: So this recall is centered on who hands out permits in Exeter for concealed weapons.