How soon after a local official has been elected may citizens petition for the official’s recall?
Under Wis. Stat. sec. 9.10, electors may petition for the recall of municipal elected officials.
A recall petition may not be filed with the municipal clerk before one
year has elapsed in the targeted official’s term of office. Wis. Stat.
sec. 9.10(2)(s). The petitioner must file a registration statement
before filing a petition. Wis. Stat. sec. 9.10(2)(d). The recall
petition must be filed with the municipal clerk within 60 days after
registration. Wis. Stat. sec. 9.10(2)(d).
Unless no statistics
are available are available to calculate the number of required
signatures on a recall petition, the recall petition must be signed by
electors equal to at least 25 percent of the vote cast for the office of
governor at the last election within the same district or territory as
that of the officeholder targeted for recall. Wis. Stat. sec.