Signature Requirement: 40% of the number of voters in the Senator's previous election

Circulation Time: 90 days

Type of Recall Election: Recall election and the successor is appointed to fill the term. Although the Constitution says all elected public officials in the state, except judges, the relevant statutes define two separate categories of elected officials that can be recalled. These are State Officers and Local Officers. National officeholders and judicial officers are not subject to recall.

Constitutional Provision: Article IV Section 3

1: Mode of voting. All elections by the people shall be by ballot or voting device, or both, as the legislature shall by law provide.

2: General elections. General elections shall be held biennially on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. Not less than three county commissioners shall be elected in each organized county in the state, as provided by law.

3: Recall of elected officials. All elected public officials in the state, except judicial officers, shall be subject to recall by voters of the state or political subdivision from which elected. Procedures and grounds for recall shall be prescribed by law.

Initial Procedure: Submit reasons and petition to the Secretary of State

Contact Info:
Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Phone: (785) 296-4561

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Each state has its own requirements as to the manner in which petitions must be collected, signed and filed. It is imperative that official recall committees are legally formed in each state according to the state laws and regulations. The handling of the petitions must comply with the laws and regulations of each state.