The Pima County
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The Pima County School Superintendent
  • Leadership

    is guiding and directing efforts to enhance communication and promote educational issues, programs and activities.

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  • Service

    means being responsive to the educational needs of schools and supporting their work in relevant and meaningful ways.

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  • Collaboration

    is working together with students, teachers, businesses, community based organizations, parents, and taxpayers to improve the quality of education in Pima County.

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Recall Election Information

Pima County School District Recall Elections

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. 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.


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