Takoma Park requires a petition for recall to be filed, though the reason for requesting the vote need not be listed. If the recall is aimed at the mayor, 1,500 qualified city voters or at least 20 percent of qualified voters of the city must sign the petition. For a council member, it is 100 qualified ward voters or 20 percent of the ward voters.
In Salisbury, a recall election effort comes with comprehensive guidelines, including the required filing of finance reports for any monetary contributions to the “initiator’s” efforts. A petition also must state the reason for the recall.