Keeny Escalanti recall, Quechan tribe, Arizona (2012)
A vote about whether to recall Keeny Escalanti from his position as president of the Quechan tribe in Yuma, Arizona took place on June 26, 2012. Escalanti retained his position. Escalanti has completed one year of a four-year term.
Reasons for recall
Cryselle Uribe, a former Quechan councilwoman, was a recall supporter. Reasons for recall included dissatisfaction with the current administration's interpretation of the tribal constitution and an alleged lack of transparency about tribal finances.
Path to the ballot
According to the Quechan tribal constitution, members may seek to recall a president or other council member with at least 100 verified signatures on a petition. Recall supporters collected 144 signatures on Escalanti's petition.