What happens after the appropriate number of signatures are collected:


Petition Submitted

The petition is submitted to the Registrar of Voters' Office for certification.


Petition Certified

The Registrar of Voters certifies the petition within 20 working days after it is presented to them.


Petition to Governor

The petition is forwarded to the governor. The governor issues an election proclamation within 15 days of receipt of the petition.


Recall Vote

The recall goes to vote (primary election). If the recall passes, the mayor is recalled and the office is vacated.


Interim Mayor

Because Cantrell's unexpired term exceeds one year, council members will vote to appoint one of the two council-members-at-large to be acting Mayor during the period from the occurrence of the vacancy until a new mayor is elected and assumes office.


Special Election

A special election will be held and a new mayor will be voted into office.  The recalled official cannot be a candidate in the special election to fill the vacancy. In other words, LaToya Cantrell cannot run again.