3 DCMR Chapter 4: Hearings

1100 Commencement of the Recall Process

1100.1 In order to commence recall proceedings against an elected official, a registered qualified elector shall file a notice of intention to recall with the Board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and DC Code §11321 (1981).

1100.2 In accordance with the provisions of DC Code §11321(a) (1981), the Board shall not accept a notice of intention to recall the Delegate to the U. S. House of Representatives.

1100.3 In accordance with the provisions of DC Code §11321(c) (1981), the Board shall not accept a notice of intention to recall which is filed within the first or last three hundred sixtyfive (365) days of the term of an elected official, other than a member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission, or within the same period after a recall election which was decided in the official's favor.

1100.4 In accordance with the provisions of DC Code §1-11321(c)(1981), the Board shall not accept a notice of intention to recall a member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission, which is filed within the following timeframes:

  1. During the first six (6) months of the Commissioner's term of office;
  2. During the last six (6) months of the Commissioner's term of office; or

Within six (6) months after a recall election has been decided in favor of the Commissioner.

1100.5 A separate notice of intention to recall shall be filed for each officer sought to be recalled.

1100.6 The notice of intention to recall shall contain the following:

  1. The name and title of the elected officer sought to be recalled;
  2. A statement not more than two hundred (200) words in length, which gives the reasons for the proposed recall;
  3. The name, telephone number, and residence address of each proposer of the recall;
  4. If the officer was elected to represent a Single Member District, an affidavit that each proposer is a registered qualified elector in the Single Member District of the commissioner whose recall is being sought;
  5. If the officer was elected to represent an election ward, an affidavit stating that each proposer is a registered qualified elector in the election ward of the elected officer whose recall is sought; or
  6. If the officer was elected at-large, an affidavit that each proposer is a registered qualified elector of the District.

1100.7 Upon submission of a notice of intention to recall, the Board shall issue a receipt to the proposer or his or her representative.

1100.8 Within five (5) calendar days of the filing of the notice, the Board shall serve, personally or by certified mail, a copy of the notice of intention on the elected officer sought to be recalled.

1100.9 Within ten (10) calendar days after the filing of the notice of intention, the elected officer sought to be recalled may file with the Board a response in accordance with the provisions of DC Code §11321(d) (1981), a copy of which shall be served on the proposer by the Board.

1100.10 The proposer of a recall measure for any elected officer, other than a member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission, shall file a financial disclosure statement with the Office of Campaign Finance prior to the submission of a petition supporting the measure for filing.

1100.11 For the purposes of this chapter, the term "financial disclosure statement," in accordance with DC Code §11321(i)(1)(A) (1981), shall consist of the following:

  1. The statement of organization, pursuant to DC Code §11414 (1981); and
  2. The report(s) of receipts and expenditures, pursuant to DC Code §11416 (1981).

1100.12 For the purposes of this section, the following shall apply to the counting of words in the statement filed by the proposer in the notice of intention to recall pursuant to DC Code §1-1321(b)(1)(b) and the statement filed by the elected official in response to the notice of intention to recall pursuant to DC Code §1-1321(d)(2):

  1. Punctuation is not counted;
  2. Each word shall be counted as one (1) word except as specified in this subsection;
  3. All geographical names shall be considered as one (1) word; for example, "District of Columbia" shall be counted as one (1) word;
  4. Each abbreviation for a word, phrase, or expression shall be counted as one (1) word;
  5. Hyphenated words that appear in any generally available dictionary shall be considered as one (1) word. Each part of all other hyphenated words shall be counted as a separate word;
  6. Dates consisting of a combination of words and digits shall be counted as one (1) word; and
  7. Any number consisting of a digit or digits shall be considered as one (1) word. Any number which is spelled, such as "one", shall be considered as a separate word or words. "One" shall be counted as one (1) word whereas "one hundred" shall be counted as two (2) words. The number one hundred "100" shall be counted as one (1) word.
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