Local and State Recall Information

What is a recall?

Recall is the power of the voters to remove elected officials before their terms expire. It has been part of our governmental system since 1911. Voters use recall when they wish to express their dissatisfaction with elected representatives.

The California Constitution defines recall as, “The power of the electors to remove an elective officer.” Neither the California Constitution nor the Elections Code says under what circumstances recall is justified. Instead, it says that the reason is not reviewable.

For information on how to recall local officeholders, please review and read the Recalling Local Officials guide. A “local officer” is an elected officer of a county, school district, community college district, or special district, or a judge of a trial court.

California law can be found online at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/.

Current Local Recall Efforts

Press Release –  May 19, 2021 – Update to Local Recall Efforts

Press Release – June 1, 2021 – Petition Certification

State Recall Information and Efforts

For recall of city officeholders, please contact the City Clerk of that city.

City of Anderson                   530-378-6626

City of Redding                     530-225-4055

City of Shasta Lake               530-275-7400