Arizona Recall of Elected Officials Amendment, Questions 101 and 102 (1912)

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The Arizona Recall of Elected Officials Amendment, also known as Questions 101 and 102, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article 8, Section 1 of the Arizona Constitution to provide the right to recall officials in elective offices.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 101 and 102 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 16,272 81.45%
No3,70518.55%

Election results via: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Section 1 of Article 8 of the Constitution of the State of Arizona, extending the recall to all public officers of the State holding an elective office, either by election or appointment. Vote YES or NO.
101. Yes.
102. No.[1][2]

Constitutional changes

ARTICLE VIII. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
1. RECALL OF PUBLIC OFFICERS
Sec. 1. Every public officer in the State of Arizona, holding an elective office, either by election or appointment, is subject to recall from such office by the qualified electors of the electoral district from which candidates are elected to such office. Such electoral district may include the whole" State. Such number of said electors as shall equal twenty-five per centum of the number of votes cast at the last preceding general election for all of the candidates for the office held by such officer, may by petition, which shall be known as a Recall Petition, demand his recall.[1]

Path to the ballot

The measure was submitted to the people via "Substitute House Bill No. 1"

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona Initiative and Referendum Pamphlet, 1912
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.