Information About Recall Process

County Recalls
A county recall petition is the power of the voters, provided in the State Constitution, to remove elected officials from office before their terms expire. It has been a fundamental part of our government system since 1911, and has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected officials. A county recall petition must be filed with the Registrar of Voters. Our Election Library contains a detailed handbook on the process of county recalls.

School District Recalls
A school district recall petition is the power of the voters, provided in the State Constitution, to remove elected officials from office before their terms expire. It has been a fundamental part of our government system since 1911, and has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected officials. A school district recall petition must be filed with the Registrar of Voters of the county in which the school district is located. Our Election Library contains a detailed handbook on the process of school district recalls.

Special District Recalls
A special district recall petition is the power of the voters, provided in the State Constitution, to remove elected officials from office before their terms expire. It has been a fundamental part of our government system since 1911, and has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected officials. A special district recall petition must be filed with the Registrar of Voters of the county in which the special district is located. Our Election Library contains a detailed handbook on the process of special district recalls.

Municipal Recalls
A municipal recall petition is the power of the voters, provided in the State Constitution, to remove elected officials from office before their terms expire. It has been a fundamental part of our government system since 1911, and has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected officials. A municipal recall petition must be filed with the City Clerk.

State Recalls
A state recall petition is the power of the voters, provided in the State Constitution, to remove elected officials from office before their terms expire. It has been a fundamental part of our government system since 1911, and has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected officials. The initial steps for a state recall are handled through the Secretary of State’s office. The recall petition is filed with the county elections official for the county in which the petitions were circulated after being signed by not less than the number of voters specified.