Critical vote ahead for Alameda County recall rules as DA fights removal effort

Alameda County voters are not voting Tuesday on whether to recall District Attorney Pamela Price, but what they will decide is whether to align the county's outdated recall procedures with those of the state.

"It's specifically about a recall procedure, it's not about any one recall at all," said Supervisor Lena Tam.

That means if passed, Measure B would raise the number of signatures needed to put a recall on the ballot, give the registrar more time to count signatures and set up a recall election.

Tam said as it stands now, the county has a 10-day deadline to verify signatures. State law allows for 30 days.

"We need to be practical in our ability to verify the signatures but also call for the recall election," Tam said.

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