The Act replaces the Recall Act of 1979, which was struck down by the Georgia Supreme Court in 1988. The supreme court declared the original Act unconstitutional because it did not provide specific standards of misconduct supporting the recall of an elected official. The new version provides standards and guidelines governing the recall of any elected public official who, while holding public office, acts in a manner adverse to public administration. The Act also provides for the judicial review of a recall petition.
"ELECTIONS The Recall Act of 1989: Provide Specific Grounds for Recall,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 6
, Article 12.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol6/iss1/12