Recall Election Information

A recall election is a process whereby the qualified electors of a school district may force a seated governing board member to stand for election prior to completing the full length of his/her term in office.

Pima County School District Recall Elections

The process requires that a number of qualified electors residing within the school district demand his/her recall. Every public officer holding an elective office, either by election or appointment, or retention, is subject to recall from such office by the qualified electors of the electoral district from which candidates are elected to that office.

The process requires that a number of qualified electors residing within the school district demand the governing board member's recall. Recall Signature requirements are based on twenty-five per cent of the number of votes cast at the last preceding General Election for all the candidates for the office held by the officer, even if the officer was not elected at that election, divided by the number of offices that were being filled at the election. A.R.S. § 19-201.A.

A public officer must have held office for 6 months before a recall petition can be filed against him/her. The 6-month wait only applies to the first term of office of the governing board member is elected to consecutive terms. A.R.S. § 19-202.A. Please contact the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent to obtain a recall packet.

For nomination petitions to be a candidate in a school district governing board recall election – Click Here

More information on Initiative, Referendum and Recall is available from the Secretary of State.