Georgia

Eligible for Recall: Constitution relies on statute to determine recall definitions

Signature Requirement: 15% of eligible voters for the office at time of last election

Circulation Time: 90 days

Type of Recall Election: Recall election followed by separate special election for successor

Constitutional Provision: Article II, Section 2, Paragraph 5, Georgia code on recall

Article II Section 2 Paragraph IV: Recall of public officials holding elective office. The General Assembly is hereby authorized to provide by general law for the recall of public officials who hold elective office. The procedures, grounds, and all other matters relative to such recall shall be provided for in such law.

Initial Procedure: First, there is a process of making an application to circulate a recall petition. Second, if the application process is successful, there is the actual petition process for the recall election. (PDF)

Contact Info:
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E.
Suite 1104, West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-2871

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Each state has its own requirements as to the manner in which petitions must be collected, signed and filed. It is imperative that official recall committees are legally formed in each state according to the state laws and regulations. The handling of the petitions must comply with the laws and regulations of each state.