Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wyoming: No state level recall, not likely to adopt one

Wyoming is one of the few Western states that don't allow the recall on the state level. There has been talk about adopting it statewide, though as this article notes, there doesn't seem to be any real effort to move forward:
The state only allows recalls for elected officials in cities or towns operating under a commission form of government. However, no Wyoming cities or towns currently use that form of government.
Phil Roberts, a University of Wyoming history professor, said Wyoming lawmakers considered allowing recalls in the 1910s. But the proposal was rejected
He said the state’s founders also considered the need for a process to oust elected officials before their term was up.
But he said they did this by putting in broad provisions for an official to be impeached.

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