Minnesota Secretary Of State - Recalls
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Recalling Elected State Officials

Article VIII, Section 6 of the Minnesota Constitution and Minnesota Statutes 211C provide a process for the recall of elected state officials. The grounds for recall of an officer other than a judge are serious malfeasance or nonfeasance during the term of office in the performance of the duties of the office or conviction during the term of office of a serious crime.

The grounds for recall of a judge are established by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

If a proposed recall petition is ordered by the Supreme Court, rules regarding this petition are found in Minnesota Rules 8205.2000-8205.2120.

Removing Elected County Officials

A process for removal of elected county officials is provided in Minnesota Statutes 351.14-351.23.