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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Citing Section 74(b) of the Local Government Code, the SC said the law prohibits the conduct of recall elections "one year immediately preceding a regular local election."
Zamora withdrew the electoral protest and substituted it with a petition for recall elections.
Under the Omnibus Election Code, recall elections should be held within the year before the next regular local election.
Election experts voiced the need to strengthen the mechanism for recall elections alongside moves to regulate political dynasties in the proposed federal charter.
The House legal affairs committee on Wednesday began discussion of a bill aiming to introduce recall elections, a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before that official's term has ended.
Jean Syria and Susan Smiley have chosen to avoid public discussions with voters, have tried to avoid the law regarding recall elections and they continue to try to divert attention from their bad management of Lancaster by claiming that the recall is about the non-renewal of the town administrator's contract and that Lancaster residents are homophobic.
According to court documents, Knebel alleged the credit union counted mailed recall ballots, while federal credit union bylaws require recall elections to only count votes cast in person during a special meeting.
While the single most requested change is to add a provision to permit recall elections, Restaino said the people must invoke a referendum if they seek such a change in the charter.
Morse could resign but has said he'll refuse, telling The Denver Post, "Keeping Coloradans safe from gun violence is very worth your political career." Joshua Spivak, who tracks recall elections nationwide at Wagner College, said only four legislative leaders in U.S.
Historically, recall elections against state governors have not been successful (although it's worth noting that only 19 states have the ability to launch gubernatorial recalls).