Recall Election

A recall election is a procedure by which, in certain polities, voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before that official's term has ended. Recalls, which are initiated when sufficient voters sign a petition, have a history dating back to ancient Athenian democracy and feature in several current constitutions. In indirect or representative democracy, people's representatives are elected and these representatives rule for a specific period of time. However, where the facility to recall exists, should any representative come to be perceived as not properly discharging their responsibilities, then they can be called back with the written request of specific number or proportion of voters.

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Councilman who made conversational remarks about interracial marriage to resign

Embattled Hoschton City Councilman Jim Cleveland told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he will...

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LOCAL UPDATE: Hoschton mayor resigns ahead of recall election

Both long-serving officials had weathered calls for their resignation and a bipartisan campaign that...

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Supreme Court upholds recall decision

Court has ruled a group hoping to recall Mayor Tom Morrissey needed to collect more signatures for the recall to move forward. Unite Payson collected...

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Georgia councilman who said interracial marriage makes his 'blood boil' resigns

A Georgia city councilman who decried interracial marriage resigned this week ahead of a recall ...

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Oceanside councilman responds to recall notice

Oceanside City Councilman Christopher Rodriguez filed his official response to a recall notice Thursday, which begins the 120-day period for recall...

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‘I'll just resign’: Councilman quits after saying God created race to keep people separated

A city councilman from Georgia resigned ahead of a recall election after his opposition to...

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Recall effort against San Luis mayor fails

State law requires those who sign recall petitions to print their names and home addresses next to their signatures, but the review found many names and...

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Georgia city councilman whose comments on interracial marriage sparked backlash resigns

An embattled city councilman in Georgia who made comments about opposing interracial marriage...

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Georgia councilman's defiant opposition to interracial marriage leads to his resignation

Hoschton City Councilman Jim Cleveland said he chose to resign to avoid facing voters in a recall ...

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Bloomberg confronts California's curse of the rich

Whether Bloomberg can overcome a wealth curse whose largest exception was Arnold Schwarzenegger in a recall election is another question entirely....

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District Attorney recall deadline looms, petition still 9,000 short

The deadline for petition paperwork for a recall election against Racine County District Attorney...

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In a city where elections rarely occur, Industry residents move to recall a councilman

The City of Industry, a town where elections are typically decades apart and often uncontested, is...

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All five of Westminster's council members facing recall

The city of Westminster is in turmoil as all five council members could face a recall election. One...

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Initial hearing in recall appeal held

On Nov. 8, attorneys for Unite Payson, Mayor Tom Morrissey, the town and the county took part in a conference call conducted by the Staff Attorney’s...

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Recall effort against Fewer panned as ‘PR stunt’ - The San Francisco Examiner

Association. SFPOA President Tony Montoya told the San Francisco Examiner on Wednesday that it “just...

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Who decides, judge or voters? Madeira Beach city commissioners await their fate

The political fate of two city commissioners will be decided either Tuesday by a judge or by voters...

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SF Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer says timing of effort to recall her is suspicious

A recall effort is underway in San Francisco's Richmond District, aimed at Supervisor Sandra Lee...

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Hoschton recall moves to next phase after high court declines appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously turned down an appeal by Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly,...

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Recall effort signals desire for less ‘divisive’ leadership in the Richmond District - The San...

Recalls in San Francisco are a Sisyphean task. But the current effort to recall Supervisor Sandra...

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Activists submit signatures to force recall election of D.C. lawmaker Jack Evans

The city must hold a recall election if the petition has the support of 10 percent of voters...

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Date has been set for Foster City recall

The City Council voted 4-0 to call the election and appropriate $95,000 from the city’s general fund for it at a meeting Monday. Signatures by 25% of...

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The Latest: Official Rejects Bid to Recall Alaska Governor

An election official has rejected an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, but the decision...

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Unite Payson files appeal

Things have been moving quickly through the courts in the Unite Payson vs. Mayor Tom Morrissey case because officials continue to prepare for the March...

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Sonya Brown ousted in Albion recall election as Al Smith wins Precinct 3 city council seat

Al Smith won the Albion Precinct 3 City Council seat over Sonya Brown in Tuesday's recall election,...

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Hoschton recall election efforts heads to Georgia Supreme Court

The recall election effort in Hoschton has now wound up at the Georgia Supreme Court. Both the Mayor...

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Election official rejects effort to recall Alaska governor

Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy are vowing to take their fight to court...

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