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On [[Illinois 2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]], Illinois voters approved the [[Illinois Governor Recall Amendment (2010)|Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment]] to the [[Illinois Constitution]].<ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=7763549 ''WLS'', "Voters approve governor recall measure," November 3, 2010]</ref>
 
On [[Illinois 2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]], Illinois voters approved the [[Illinois Governor Recall Amendment (2010)|Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment]] to the [[Illinois Constitution]].<ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=7763549 ''WLS'', "Voters approve governor recall measure," November 3, 2010]</ref>
  
The new amendment allows voters to [[recall]] the [[Governor of Illinois]].  It requires that at least 20 [[Illinois House of Representatives|state representatives]] and 10 [[Illinois State Senate|state senators]], equally balanced from each party in each chamber, sign a notice of intent to recall the governor before a [[petition]] can begin to be circulated.<ref>[http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2009/05/31/proposed_amendment_for_recalling_governors_advances ''The News-Gazette'',"Proposed amendment for recalling governors advances," May 31, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2010/06/04/r_eawe5l3rnm1_3qfpweija/index.xml ''Northwest Herald'',"Recall will be on Nov. ballot," June 7, 2010]</ref>
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The new amendment allows voters to [[recall]] the [[Governor of Illinois]].  It requires that at least 20 [[Illinois House of Representatives|state representatives]] and 10 [[Illinois State Senate|state senators]], equally balanced from each party in each chamber, sign a notice of intent to recall the governor before a [[petition]] can begin to be circulated.<ref>[http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2009/05/31/proposed_amendment_for_recalling_governors_advances ''The News-Gazette'',"Proposed amendment for recalling governors advances," May 31, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2010/06/04/r_eawe5l3rnm1_3qfpweija/index.xml ''Northwest Herald'',"Recall will be on Nov. ballot," June 7, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/conent.htm ''Illinois General Assembly'', "Constitution of the State of Illinois," accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Local==

Revision as of 21:05, 26 June 2013

Illinois has

Statewide

On November 2, 2010, Illinois voters approved the Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment to the Illinois Constitution.[1]

The new amendment allows voters to recall the Governor of Illinois. It requires that at least 20 state representatives and 10 state senators, equally balanced from each party in each chamber, sign a notice of intent to recall the governor before a petition can begin to be circulated.[2][3][4]

Local

Recall of local elected officials in Illinois is available in at least one jurisdiction: Buffalo Grove, where Lisa Stone was recalled from her position as a member of the City Council on November 2, 2010.[5],[6] The Stone recall is believed to be the first local recall in the history of Illinois.[7] It came about after city election laws were changed in 2010 in order to allow for a local recall election.[8][9]

See also

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