Laws governing recall of federal politicians (Arizona)

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ARIZONA ARTICLE 2. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

19-221. Statement on recall in Arizona

  • A. Prior to a primary or any election, a candidate for the office of United States senator, or representative in Congress, may file with the secretary of state a statement addressed to the people as follows:
  • "If elected to the office (here name the office) I shall deem myself responsible to the people and under obligation to them to resign immediately if not re-elected on a recall vote,"
    • or: "If elected to the office (here name the office) I shall not deem myself under obligation to the people to resign if not re-elected by a recall vote."
  • B. The secretary of state shall give the statement to the public press when made.

19-222. Pledge to resign subject to recall

  • A. A United States senator or representative in Congress who has pledged himself to the people and under obligation to them to resign immediately if not re-elected upon a recall vote shall be subject to the laws of the state relating to recall of public officers, and may be recalled and his successor elected in like manner as a state officer.
  • B. The laws of the state relating to recall of state officers and recall elections are made applicable to the recall of a senator or representative.

References:

Arizona State website