Eligible for Recall: Only state and local officials

Signature Requirement: 20% of eligible voters for the office at the time of the last election

Circulation Time: 60 days

Type of Recall Election: Recall election, then successor is appointed

Constitutional Provision: Provided by statute

Initial Procedure: Committee must submit petition for recall to secretary of state signed by at least 20 electors

Contact Info:
Mailing Address:
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0080
Physical Location:
Administrative Office
700 West Jefferson
Room E205
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-2300

Court Activity

Judge Declines to Halt School Board Recall Election in Idaho

News & Commentary

Judge Declines to Halt School Board Recall Election in Idaho | 04/01/16

A recall election against West Ada School District trustees will move forward without the courts intervening to stop it.

On Thursday, District Judge Deborah Bail issued a written ruling denying trustees Russell Joki and Carol Sayles' request for a preliminary injunction, which would have stopped the Ada and Canyon County clerks from putting recall language on the May 17 ballot.

"I'm disappointed," Sayles said Monday. "I was waiting for the judge's decision, and now I have work to do. ... I'm going to start campaigning for 'no on recall.'"

Joki said he plans to continue his term and imagines he will form a no-recall campaign as well. For now, he said, trustees' obligation is to support the new superintendent, Mary Ann Ranells, whom he said is doing an excellent job.

Board chairwoman Tina Dean also faces a recall election in May but was not part of the lawsuit.

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Fire District Chairman in Idaho Faces Recall Election | 08/19/14

COEUR D'ALENE -- Petitioners seeking to recall Mica Kidd Island Fire District Commission Chairman Chris Shelton have collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election.

A group of people from the Mica Flats and Kidd Island area gathered 123 certified signatures, topping the 79 required, said Carrie Phillips, Kootenai County elections manager.

Shelton was given notice Friday. "If he does not resign, the district will order the (recall) election," Phillips said.

Shelton, who is three years into his first four-year term, told The on Friday he hasn't decided whether to resign or face the recall election.

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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.