Ny Eyeing Amendment To Toss Lawmakers In Recall Elections

04.25.13 |

Some Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall their elected officials for corruption and other reasons. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says recall elections are working in 19 other states where more than a dozen state legislators were removed after 36 recall elections. The proposal would allow for recall votes every General Election in November. About 20 percent of voters in the official's last election would have to sign a petition to force a recall vote. Several legislators and former democratic Comptroller Alan Hevesi have won re-election while under investigation and even under indictment. But lawmakers say voters have become fed up with corruption.