An effort to recall Jerry Archer from his position as sheriff of of Franklin County, Nebraska was launched in August 2012. The recall effort fell short in October 2012.
A recall affidavit was filed by Deborah Welton on August 6. Welton said, "I think I’m doing what dozens, if not hundreds of people in this county want done, but a lot of people don’t want to stick their necks out and do it." The signature submission deadline was October 1. No signatures were submitted, and the recall effort came to an end.