RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- To recall an elected official, 25-percent of voters from that official’s election need to sign a petition.
The process is complicated in the case of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees, since not all board members were elected in the same year and all represent different districts.
Registrar of Voters Senior Deputy Deanna Spikula said those supporting a recall must be registered in the same district as the subject up for recall. "They have to be eligible to vote for that position but not necessarily cast a vote for that official."
She said a recall effort was attempted in 1991, and they can cost up to $300,000.
To initiate a recall vote against school district board members elected in 2012, it will take between 9,000 and 12,000 signatures against each board member. "We transmit that information to the Secretary of State’s office," said Spikula. "They will go forward and tell us, 'Yes, go ahead and hold the recall election.'"
A special election is then held within 30 days.
Chair of the Latino Leaders Round Table Leslie Mix is helping form a recall effort through an email being sent throughout the community. In the letter, she asks for support in recalling board members Dave Aiazzi, Howard Rosenberg and Lisa Ruggerio.
"Their terms are up in 2016," said Mix. "It seems that they were the instigators that really started a lot of this."
The letter also asks if people are interested in receiving information on recalling the board members, and if you would like to volunteer your time and money to the cause.
Mix cannot give a number, but she said 'a bunch' of people are responding to the email. "If there is a recall process, the voters are going to be very well aware."