Signature Requirement: 25% of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled

Circulation Time: 90 Days

Type of Recall Election: Recall election held simultaneously with election for successor

Constitutional Provision: Article II Section 9, Nevada Revised Code

Article II Section 9: Every public officer in the State of Nevada is subject, as herein provided, to recall from office by the registered voters of the state, or of the county, district, or municipality which he represents. For this purpose, not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the number who actually voted in the state or in the county, district, or municipality which he represents, at the election in which he was elected, shall file their petition, in the manner herein provided, demanding his recall by the people.

Initial Procedure: Submit petition to secretary of state for approval

Contact Info:
Secretary of State
Nevada State Capitol Building
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-5708
FAX: (775) 684-5725

Court Activity

No current cases.

News & Commentary

Nevada Sheriff Facing Recall Denies Allegations | 03/23/17

RENO -- In a wide ranging interview, embattled Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro denied the allegations that resulted in a successful petition for a recall election next month.

The recall stems from allegations made in the past three years that include sexual harassment, wrongful terminations, ethics issues and budget problems.

A group of women initially filed a notice of intent with the Nevada Secretary of State seeking to recall the sheriff in late November, according to the Associated Press.

That group is now being represented by Kris Thompson, project manager for the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center -- home to such high profile projects like Tesla's Gigafactory. The group leading the recall effort had to obtain 477 petition signatures - 25 percent of the people who voted in Antinoro's 2014 election.

They collected 491 valid signatures, Thompson said in an email last week. The recall election is set for April 11.

Read more.

Recall Launched Over Audit of Nevada Railway | 09/15/14

ELY, Nev. --A recall drive has been launched against all five Ely City Council members amid controversy over their handling of a financial audit of the Nevada Northern Railway tourist attraction.

Residents Rick Stork, Don Purinton and Chris Lani filed a notice of intent on Sept. 8 with the deputy city clerk to circulate a recall petition against Sam Hansen, Marty Westland, Randy Lee, Dale Derbidge and Bruce Setterstrom.

Stork said the group will take similar action against Mayor Melody Van Camp after she has served in office for the required six months. She was appointed to the post on March 14.

Among other things, the group is upset about the city council's move to enter the closed offices of the railway on Sept. 2 to gather information for the audit.

The railway's executive director, Mark Bassett, and his lawyer, Scott Husbands, have branded the action as a "break-in," noting the offices are regularly closed to the public on Tuesdays.

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Reckless Congress Makes Case for Recall | 12/17/10

"If ever a Congress epitomized the need for more accountability, it's the 111th lame-duck gang. Sorry, that's unfair to gangsters. With most Americans distracted by holiday plans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has sprung another Christmas surprise, vowing to ram through a far-left agenda in the waning days of 2010. Last year, he put a giant lump of coal in Americans' stockings with Christmas Eve passage of Obamacare."

Click here for the full story from The Washington Times.

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.