Wilbur Jennings recall, Providence, Rhode Island (2012)

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An effort to recall Wilbur Jennings from his elected position on the city council of Providence, Rhode Island, was launched in March 2012.[1] A recall election did not take place.

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.[1]

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.[1] A recall election never took place.

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