July 9, 2022
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Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Review and Verification of District Attorney Recall Petitions
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced that his office has completed the first step in the review of the petitions submitted on July 6 in the Los Angeles County District Attorney Recall Attempt.
The RR/CC conducted a raw count of signatures submitted on the petitions and determined that number to be 715,833.
The RR/CC must complete the review and verification of the petition signatures no later than August 17. As authorized in the California Elections Code § 11225, the RR/CC will use the random sampling technique for the verification of petition signatures. The random sample is 5% of the total number of signatures submitted.
Based on the random sampling results, the petition will be certified as sufficient, require verification of all signatures submitted, or certified as insufficient. These outcomes are determined based on the procedures and legal thresholds for sufficiency set forth in the California Elections Code and California Code of Regulations.
If the petition meets the sufficiency requirement, the RR/CC must certify sufficiency to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at its next regular meeting.
The date of a recall election will be based on the timing of the verification and determination of sufficiency. The earliest a recall election could be held would be at the same time as the November 8, 2022 Gubernatorial General Election. If conditions are not met, a Special Recall Election would likely take place between late December 2022 and mid-January 2023.