Petitions have been filed against Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Councilmembers James Michael Bowers, Richard Meginnis, Jane Raybould and Tammy Ward. A City Council candidate in 2021, Benjamin Madsen, filed the petitions.
The recall is over the appointment of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director and mask requirements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Petitioners would need 21,652 signatures in 30 days to get the Baird recall on the ballot. Three Council members are ineligible to be recalled, because they are in the grace period before the 2021 election.