East County News Service
April 17, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – With antipathy toward “insiders” in politics running high nationwide, some readers have asked us what it takes to recall a public official for offices such as a local school board or higher office.
The recall process is complex, but has been accomplished locally in the past. For instance, citizens in Potrero recalled five of their planning group officials back in 2007 and also elected a slate of reform candidates during the same special election. Statewide, Governor Grey Davis was removed from office via a recall election in 2003.
Sometimes, the mere filing of a recall may be enough to bring about change. Former Grossmont Union High School District trustee Nadia Davies resigned after a recall was launched against her, for example.
The San Diego Registrar of Voters has published a “recall guide” available online here. For more information, scroll down.