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TITLE 34
ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 17
RECALL ELECTIONS
34-1702.  Required signatures on petition. A petition for recall of an officer shall be instituted by filing with the appropriate official a verified written petition requesting such recall.
(1)  If the petition seeks recall of any of the officers named in subsection (1)(a) of section 34-1701, Idaho Code, the petition shall be filed with the secretary of state, and must be signed by registered electors equal in number to twenty percent (20%) of the number of electors registered to vote at the last general election held to elect a governor.
(2)  If the petition seeks recall of any of the officers named in subsection (1)(b) of section 34-1701, Idaho Code, the petition shall be filed with the secretary of state, and must be signed by registered electors of the legislative district equal in number to twenty percent (20%) of the number of electors registered to vote at the last general election held in the legislative district at which the member was elected.
(3)  If the petition seeks recall of any of the officers named in subsection (2)(a) of section 34-1701, Idaho Code, the petition shall be filed with the county clerk, and must be signed by registered electors of the county equal in number to twenty percent (20%) of the number of electors registered to vote at the last general election held in the county for the election of county officers at which the officer was elected.
(4)  If the petition seeks recall of any of the officers named in subsection (3) of section 34-1701, Idaho Code, the petition shall be filed with the county clerk, and must be signed by registered electors of the city equal in number to twenty percent (20%) of the number of electors registered to vote at the last general city election held in the city for the election of officers. If the city is located in two (2) or more counties, the clerk in each county shall perform the functions within that county as provided in section 34-1401, Idaho Code.
(5)  If the petition seeks recall of any of the officers named in subsection (4) of section 34-1701, Idaho Code, the petition shall be filed with the county clerk of the county wherein the district is located. If the district is located in two (2) or more counties, the clerk in each county shall perform the functions within that county. The petition must be signed by registered electors of the district or school trustee zone equal in number to fifty percent (50%) of the number of electors who cast votes in the last election of the district or school trustee zone. If no district election has been held in the last six (6) years, the petition must be signed by twenty percent (20%) of the number of electors registered to vote in the district or school trustee zone at the time the petition is filed.

History:
[34-1702, added 1972, ch. 283, sec. 3, p. 703; am. 1995, ch. 266, sec. 2, p. 849; am. 2003, ch. 57, sec. 1, p. 201; am. 2012, ch. 211, sec. 8, p. 576; am. 2021, ch. 325, sec. 4, p. 993.]


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