Information Regarding Recall or Removal of Kent Vanderwood

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | News & Announcements

We have received questions from community members about recall or removal of Kent Vanderwood from elected office.

Under state law, recalls of elected city officials are handled by the Kent County Clerk’s Office. When the term of office exceeds two years, recall petitions may not be filed until the elected official has been in office for at least a year. Reasons for recall can only include conduct during the current term of office. For more information, contact Kent County Clerk’s Office at 616.632.7650.

For removal, state law provides a process for the governor to remove an elected city official for misconduct in their current office or conviction of a felony.

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