Wilbur Jennings recall, Providence, Rhode Island (2012)
Reasons for recall
The recall campaign was launched by a group of citizens who were unhappy with Jennings' decision to support a redistricting proposal that would give control over downtown to Majority Leader Seth Yurdin. Recall supporters said Jennings was not representing the best interests of his constituents when he backed the redistricting proposal.
Path to the ballot
The laws governing recall in Providence are laid out in the city’s Home Rule Charter. The first step is for 300 registered voters from the ward in question to sign a petition to initiate the recall process. Then, at least 20% of voters from the ward must sign another petition to make the recall official. The city council would then need to set a date for a special recall election. A recall election never took place.