Recall campaigns in Ohio

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Approveda = The recall target was recalled by voters.

Defeatedd = When a recall vote was held, voters rejected the attempt to recall the politician (that is, voters decided to keep/retain the targeted politician).

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot = The recall effort did not collect enough signatures to force a recall vote.

Portal:Recall = The targeted politician resigned after a recall campaign was begun, and before the vote on the recall would have taken place.

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= A judge prevented the recall from going forward.

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= A recall election is scheduled.
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Ballotpedia's 2013 Recall Analysis

State Targeted officials Recalled Retained Resigned
Alaska 2 1 0 0
Arizona 18 1 0 1
California 67 9 1 2
Colorado 19 2 1 3
Florida 5 0 0 1
Georgia 15 0 0 0
Idaho 4 0 3 0
Louisiana 11 2 0 2
Maine 21 9 1 0
Maryland 2 0 0 0
Michigan 37 5 3 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 1
Missouri 1 0 0 0
Montana 5 0 0 0
Nebraska 8 0 1 0
Nevada 2 0 0 0
New Jersey 3 0 0 0
New Mexico 5 1 0 1
North Carolina 2 0 0 0
North Dakota 7 5 2 0
Ohio 1 0 0 1
Oklahoma 2 1 0 0
Oregon 13 2 2 0
Rhode Island 4 0 4 0
South Dakota 1 0 0 0
Texas 30 2 3 0
Virginia 2 0 0 0
Washington 2 1 0 0
West Virginia 4 0 0 0
Wisconsin 7 0 4 0
Total 301 41 25 12

Ballotpedia's 2012 Recall Analysis

State Targeted officials Recalled Retained Resigned
Arkansas 9 2 4 0
Alaska 8 1 0 0
Arizona 19 6 4 2
California 87 11 4 6
Colorado 16 2 6 2
District of Columbia 3 1 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 0
Georgia 3 0 0 0
Idaho 10 2 0 0
Kansas 10 5 4 0
Louisiana 6 0 0 1
Maine 3 3 0 0
Massachusetts 7 4 0 0
Michigan 79 5 13 3
Minnesota 1 0 0 0
Missouri 4 0 0 0
Montana 4 1 0 2
Nebraska 9 1 2 0
Nevada 1 0 1 0
New Jersey 12 0 0 0
New Mexico 7 0 0 1
North Dakota 3 2 1 0
Ohio 1 0 0 0
Oklahoma 3 1 0 1
Oregon 24 3 8 4
Rhode Island 1 0 0 0
Tennessee 2 0 0 0
Texas 17 1 1 0
Washington 7 2 0 1
West Virginia 1 0 0 0
Wisconsin 12 3 4 1
Total 370 54 54 24

Ohio senator proposes recall statute

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio: Sen. Dale Miller proposed a recall statute that, if approved, would give residents the right to recall county officials for misconduct in office. According to reports, Miller sponsored the law after additional federal charges were filed in a corruption investigation involving Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo's office. Miller noted that although the proposal is complicated it's "worth doing." "We will have to take into account both charter and non-charter counties," said Miller. Although the proposed statute currently only addresses county officials, Miller said that he is contemplating adding language that would allow voters to recall school board members.[1]


Ohio Supreme Court rules Finkbeiner recall invalid

TOLEDO, Ohio: The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on July 27, 2009 that the Carty Finkbeiner recall petitions are invalid because the petition forms were missing a sentence.[2]

The recall election would have been held on November 3, 2009.[3]

Finkbeiner's legal team said the petition forms were missing the sentence, "Whoever Commits Election Falsification is Guilty of a Felony of the 5th Degree."[4]

The state's highest court agreed, saying that although the Toledo City Charter does not say that recall petitions must include the sentence that was left out, the state's election laws do require the missing sentence.

About 40,000 signatures were collected on the petition to remove Finkbeiner from office.

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