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OverviewEdit

A recall election (also called a recall referendum or representative recall) is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before their term has ended. Recalls, which are initiated when sufficient voters sign a petition, have a history dating back to the ancient Athenian democracy and are a feature of several contemporary constitutions. In indirect or representative democracy people's representatives are elected and these representatives rule for a specific period of time. But if any representative is not properly discharging their responsibilities, then they can be called back with the written request of specific number of voters.

ExamplesEdit

  1. Colorado recall election, 2013.
  2. The 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.
  3. The 2003 California gubernatorial recall election.

Also seeEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recall_election
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_recall_election,_2013
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_gubernatorial_recall_election
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_recall_election
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