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Letters to the State Legislature from State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax: READ LETTERS

Recalls

What is a "recall" election?

A recall election (also known as a recall referendum, recall petition or representative recall) is a procedure whereby an elected official can be removed from office through a direct vote before that official's term has ended.

Does Oklahoma law allow "recall" elections?

Generally, no. Oklahoma law does not provide a method to "recall" state officers (such as the governor or state legislators), county officers (such as county commissioners or sheriffs), school board members, or other elected officers.

However, municipalities that are governed by a home rule charter may allow for the recall of certain city officers. Voters should contact their city government for more information regarding whether recalls of municipal officials are allowed in their city.

 

Last Modified on Apr 07, 2021
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