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The right or procedure by which a public official may be removed from a position by a vote of the people prior to the end of the term of office.

Recall is the retiring of an elected officer by a vote of the electorate. Some state constitutions prescribe the procedure that must be followed in a recall—for example, requiring the filing of a petition containing the signatures of a specific number of qualified voters.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO RECALL, international law. To deprive a minister of his functions; to supersede him.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Within 15 days after verification, the commission must issue a notice of recall to the relevant speaker.IEBC is then required within 90 days by law to conduct a recall election, which shall be decided by a simple majority.
"Even if you see a recall on the news, I wouldn't panic," Dr.
This was rather watered down later and appears in the current Constitution simply as the right of the electors of a parliamentary constituency to recall their member - leaving all the details to Parliament.
Selective's system works to reach all current owners of insured vehicles with open recalls. As part of its safety management services, Selective's new Recall Alert System can identify and alert current owners of recalled vehicles within a week that the recall is added to the NHTSA system.
Weld County Recall Headquarters Availability - Weld County Recall Headquarters is the newest addition to their commitment in this Recall effort.
Initially, the new standalone product recall cover for automotive component parts manufacturers will be available in the UK, with markets in North America and Asia to follow, said AGCS.
The relaunched recall website is compatible with mobile and tablets.
Most companies collaborate with FDA to rapidly initiate voluntary recalls and work with their supply chain partners to remove the product from shelves to prevent further distribution.
The authors aren't sure whether the uptick in recalls is due to a more contaminated food supply or simply because new technology makes it easier to catch bacteria in products.
Henderson Ford Service Manager Erick Byork said often he finds that people who aren't immediately affected by the faulty product are reluctant to bring their vehicles in for the recall work.