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Does North Carolina have provisions for recall of local elected officials such as Wisconsin?

Patrick Gannon
StarNews

Election official Mike Snyder, left, helps voter Donald James feed his ballot into a voting machine at Williston Middle School in Wilmington, NC on election day. Staff Photo By Mike Spencer

Recall elections are not provided for in the North Carolina Constitution, as they are in Wisconsin. There, the governor, state legislators and local elected officials are all subject to recall by voters under certain conditions.

In North Carolina, the General Assembly, through local acts, has given voters in a handful of places recall powers for local offices, such as municipal governing bodies.

Currently, just a few municipalities and one school board have procedures for recall elections.

In 2011, for example, the General Assembly passed laws allowing recall elections for mayors and members of the town councils in Oak Island in Brunswick County and Topsail Beach in Pender County. The recall process is spelled out in the legislation.

Other municipalities with recall procedures include Pleasant Garden, Greensboro, Cajah Mountain, River Bend and Aberdeen, according to information from the General Assembly Research Division.

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2 Responses to “ Does North Carolina have provisions for recall of local elected officials such as Wisconsin?”

  1. On July 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm Donald Irby wrote:

    What do we have to do to recall elected officials in North Carolina?



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