Recall Election


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Recall Election

An election to decide whether or not to retain a political office holder. In general, a recall election occurs when a sufficient number of voters petition for it. If a majority in the recall election vote to retain the incumbent, the status quo continues. If a majority vote not to retain, the incumbent is said to be recalled.
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I thank Comelec spokesman James Jimenez for assuring us (earlier) there will be no delays in the recall election process and it is being deliberated already.
Last December the camp of Zamora sought a recall election against Gomez, which was supported by at least 30,000 residents of San Juan City.
In a prayer rally at the Comelec head office in Intramuros, Manila yesterday, the supporters of defeated mayoral bet Francis Zamora urged the poll body to allow the recall election process in San Juan to proceed without further delay.
The legislative proposal, tabled by Citizens Alliance MP Giorgos Lillikas, would require gathering the signatures of 20 per cent of the electorate before a recall election or referendum can be held.
Bayron believes it was an attempt to railroad the recall election filed against him by Alroben Goh, a former city information officer of Puerto Princesa.
You might think sounding the retreat would spare further trouble, including a potential recall election.
Helens Community Federal Credit Union for allegedly violating bylaws during the failed recall election of five board members, lost his bid for a seat on the board of directors at the credit union's annual meeting.
Members of the US Airline Pilots Association voted to keep their top leaders after a recall election failed to oust the president and vice president.
But Daniels cautioned that Walker's win in the recall election last week did not necessarily signal that Wisconsin would vote Republican in the presidential election.
Republican Walker prevailed over Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett in the recall election held on June 5 by close to a 7 percentage point margin, 53.
It's possible that some Oakridge residents eligible to vote in a recall election - those with last names beginning with letters between "Oc" and "St" - may not have received their original mailed ballot, the Lane County Elections Division said Tuesday.
Wisconsin allows a recall election only after an elected state official has been in office for a year if a specific number of voters back home, a number tied to turnout in a statewide election, petition for the recall.