Having second thoughts about signing the Recall Dunleavy petition during the past two years? Don’t want your name made public after the recall petition is filed?
The way it works is that if you enter your name, email, and birthdate at the site, it will send an official letter to the Division of Elections asking that your name be removed from the petition, if and when the Recall Dunleavy petition is ever filed with the office.
The recall group has acquired about 58,000 signatures of the 71,252 it needs to move forward with a vote of the people. Data analytics shows the group is gaining fewer than 50 signatures a day, and it has been at the signature gathering process for nearly two years. It looks like it will take the rest of the year for the group to get the signatures it needs to move forward, which would put the special election into Spring of 2022, a few months before the August primary, when Gov. Mike Dunleavy will be, presumably, running for reelection.
All that is required to remove your name from the petition is the letter that is automatically generated and submitted by the RemoveSignature.com page. It’s the exact same form people can use by going directly to the Division of Elections.
But the key is that your letter must be received by the Division of Elections before the recall petition is filed. Once it’s filed and the names are certified, the names remaining on the petition become public record.