District of Columbia

Officers Subject to Recall:

  • All elected officials except congress.

Key Steps in the Recall Process:

  • 10% of registered voters.
  • Must submit grounds for removal within 10 days of organizing the petition drive and has 180 days to gather the required signatures whether from a particular ward of city wide elected official.
  • Elected officials must be in office for at least 365 days before being eligible for recall

Read the code at Official Code §§ 1-204.112 and 1-1001.17, and Title 3 D.C.M.R. Chapter 11, "Recall of Elected Officials."

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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.