34-1704. Printing of petition and sheets for signatures — Time limits for perfecting petition. (1) Before or at the time of beginning to circulate any petition for the recall of any officer subject to recall, the person or persons or organization or organizations under whose authority the recall petition is to be circulated shall send or deliver to the secretary of state or county clerk, as the case may be, a copy of a prospective petition duly signed by at least twenty (20) electors eligible to sign such petition. The receiving officer shall immediately examine the petition and specify the form and kind and size of paper on which the petition shall be printed and circulated for further signatures. All petitions and signature sheets for recall shall be printed on a good quality bond paper of standardized size in substantial conformance within the provisions of section 34-1703, Idaho Code. To every sheet of petitioners’ signatures shall be attached a full and correct copy of the recall petition.
(2) The secretary of state or county clerk, as the case may be, shall indicate in writing on the prospective recall petition that he has approved it as to form and the date of such approval. Upon approval as to form, the secretary of state or county clerk shall inform the person or persons or organization or organizations under whose authority the recall petition is to be circulated, in writing, that the petition must be perfected with the required number of signatures within seventy-five (75) days following the date of approval as to form. Signatures on the prospective petition shall not be counted toward the required number of signatures. Any petition that does not contain the required number of signatures within the seventy-five (75) days allowed shall be declared null and void ab initio in its entirety.
[34-1704, added 1972, ch. 283, sec. 3, p. 703; am. 1975, ch. 137, sec. 2, p. 302; am. 2004, ch. 164, sec. 1, p. 533; am. 2013, ch. 135, sec. 6, p. 313; am. 2021, ch. 325, sec. 6, p. 996.]