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DIVISION 11. RECALL ELECTIONS [11000 - 11386]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 1. General Procedures: General Provisions and Initial Steps in the Recall [11000 - 11047]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [11000 - 11007]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

11000.
  

This division governs the recall of elective officers of the State of California and of all counties, cities, school districts, county boards of education, community college districts, special districts, and judges of courts of appeal and trial courts. It does not supersede the provisions of a city charter or county charter, or of ordinances adopted pursuant to a city charter or county charter, relating to recall.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11001.
  

For the purposes of this division, judges of courts of appeal shall be considered state officers, and judges of trial courts shall be considered county officers.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11002.
  

For the purposes of this division, “elections official” means one of the following:

(a) A county elections official in the case of the recall of elective officers of a county, school district, county board of education, community college district, or resident voting district, and of judges of trial courts.

(b) A city elections official, including, but not necessarily limited to, a city clerk, in the case of the recall of elective officers of a city.

(c) The secretary of the governing board in the case of the recall of elective officers of a landowner voting district or any district in which, at a regular election, candidate’s nomination papers are filed with the secretary of the governing board.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 2003.)

11003.
  

For the purposes of this division, “governing board” means a city council, the board of supervisors of a county, the board of trustees of a school district or community college district, or the legislative body of a special district, as the context requires. In the case of the recall of a trial court judge, “governing board” means the board of supervisors.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11004.
  

For the purposes of this division, a “local officer” is an elective officer of a city, county, school district, community college district, or special district, or a judge of a trial court.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11005.
  

The proponents of a recall must be registered voters of the electoral jurisdiction of the officer they seek to recall.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11006.
  

Proceedings may be commenced for the recall of any elective officer, including any officer appointed in lieu of election or to fill a vacancy, by the service, filing and publication or posting of a notice of intention to circulate a recall petition pursuant to this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

11007.
  

Except when a person has been appointed to office pursuant to Section 10229 because no person had been nominated to office, proceedings may not be commenced against an officer of a city, county, special district, school district, community college district, or county board of education in the event of one or more of any of the following:

(a) He or she has not held office during his current term for more than 90 days.

(b) A recall election has been determined in his or her favor within the last six months.

(c) His or her term of office ends within six months or less.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

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