19-203 - Recall petition; contents; submission for verification; nonacceptance
19-203. Recall petition; contents; submission for verification; nonacceptance
A. A recall petition shall contain a general statement of not more than two hundred words stating the grounds of the demand for the recall. The petition shall be submitted for verification of signatures to one of the following:
1. The office of the secretary of state if for a state officer, including a member of the legislature or a member of Congress.
2. The county officer in charge of elections if for a county or district officer or superior court judge.
3. The city or town clerk if for a city or town officer and with the county school superintendent if for a governing board member of a school district.
B. No recall petition is considered filed for purposes of this chapter until the verification process is complete and the petition is filed pursuant to section 19-208.03, subsection A, paragraph 1.
C. A recall petition shall not be accepted for verification if more than one hundred twenty days have passed since the date of submission of the application for recall petition, as prescribed by section 19-202.01.
D. The filing officer's time-and-date-marked copy of the application, including the general statement of the grounds for recall, constitutes the full and correct copy of the recall text and is the only valid copy for circulation for signatures. Signatures that are collected with any copy of the recall text that is not a facsimile of the time-and-date-marked copy with the complete text that is identical to the time-and-date-marked copy issued by the filing officer are invalid.