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CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 2 VOTING, INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM, AND RECALL

SECTION 13. Recall is the power of the electors to remove an elective officer.

SECTION 14. (a) Recall of a state officer is initiated by delivering to the Secretary of State a petition alleging reason for recall. Sufficiency of reason is not reviewable. Proponents have 160 days to file signed petitions.
(b) A petition to recall a statewide officer must be signed by electors equal in number to 12 percent of the last vote for the office, with signatures from each of 5 counties equal in number to 1 percent of the last vote for the office in the county. Signatures to recall Senators, members of the Assembly, members of the Board of Equalization, and judges of courts of appeal and trial courts must equal in number 20 percent of the last vote for the office.
(c) The Secretary of State shall maintain a continuous count of the signatures certified to that office.

SECTION 15. (a) An election to determine whether to recall an officer and, if appropriate, to elect a successor shall be called by the Governor and held not less than 60 days nor more than 80 days from the date of certification of sufficient signatures.
(b) A recall election may be conducted within 180 days from the date of certification of sufficient signatures in order that the election may be consolidated with the next regularly scheduled election occurring wholly or partially within the same jurisdiction in which the recall election is held, if the number of voters eligible to vote at that next regularly scheduled election equal at least 50 percent of all the voters eligible to vote at the recall election.
(c) If the majority vote on the question is to recall, the officer is removed and, if there is a candidate, the candidate who receives a plurality is the successor. The officer may not be a candidate, nor shall there be any candidacy for an office filled pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 16 of Article VI.

SECTION 16. The Legislature shall provide for circulation, filing, and certification of petitions, nomination of candidates, and the recall election.

SECTION 17. If recall of the Governor or Secretary of State is initiated, the recall duties of that office shall be performed by the Lieutenant Governor or Controller, respectively.

SECTION 18. A state officer who is not recalled shall be reimbursed by the State for the officer's recall election expenses legally and personally incurred. Another recall may not be initiated against the officer until six months after the election.

CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS CODE

  DIVISION 11. RECALL ELECTIONS
  CHAPTER 1.

GENERAL PROCEDURES: GENERAL PROVISIONS AND
INITIAL STEPS IN THE RECALL

    Article 1.   General Provisions.............................................................................. 11000-11007
    Article 2.   The Notice of Intention, Statement, and Answer............................. 11020-11024
    Article 3.   Recall Petition..................................................................................... 11040-11047
  CHAPTER 2. RECALL OF STATE OFFICERS: INTERMEDIATE STEPS IN
THE RECALL.........................................................................................    11100-11110
  CHAPTER 3. RECALL OF LOCAL OFFICERS: INTERMEDIATE STEPS IN
THE RECALL
    Article 1.   General Provisions.............................................................................. 11200-11201
    Article 2.   Recall Petitions.................................................................................... 11220-11227
    Article 3.   The Recall Election.............................................................................. 11240-11242
  CHAPTER 4. GENERAL PROCEDURES: FINAL STEPS IN THE RECALL
    Article 1.   General Provisions.............................................................................. 11300-11303
    Article 2.   Ballots.................................................................................................... 11320-11327
    Article 3.   Elections in General.......................................................................... 11328-11329
    Article 4.   Recall Elections ................................................................................... 11381-11386

 

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