November 5, 2013 recall election results

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A total of 38 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of recall. In 2013, a total of 125 recall campaigns were initiated by dissatisfied citizens. On November 5, 2013, seven recall campaigns were on the ballots in five states, attempting to recall a total of 20 elected officials. The San Bernardino recall effort was one of the largest in terms of the number of officials targeted in recent recall history. A total of nine officials were being targeted, seven of whom were up for potential recall via the ballot. The November 5, 2013 recalls sought to remove the following elected positions:

  • Mayor: 2
  • City attorney: 1
  • City councilmember: 14
  • School board member: 3

In 2012, voters launched 211 separate recall campaigns against 370 elected officials. Of the 370 office holders targeted for recall, an equal number of officials – 54 – were retained and recalled. A total of 24 officials resigned in the face of recall campaigns. All told, officials in 19 different states were recalled in 2012.

List of 2013 recalls

The following recall elections were on the November 5, 2013 ballots in Texas, Idaho, California, Colorado and Michigan:

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