By JAY RYAN, Associated Press Staff WriterGuilderlanders voted overwhelmingly to remove the state from their control this week, with a statewide recount set to begin in the coming days.
The county election board approved the recall at a special meeting in Cumberland County.
Voters in the town of Glynn will decide whether to approve the recall.
The vote for recall came as some counties have begun to face pressure from lawmakers in neighboring Georgia and Tennessee to change their election laws.
The Tennessee General Assembly is considering legislation that would allow the governor to recall members of Congress for failing to pass a law in line with state law.
Georgia and Tennessee are the only two states that have passed legislation to limit recall power in their legislatures.
Nathan Deal signed a bill last month allowing him to recall lawmakers who failed to act on a voter-approved law.
Deal said he is not trying to change the state’s election laws, but he is trying to address the concerns of many voters who believe the elections are being manipulated.
Deal also called for new elections to be held statewide to replace the state-run system.
The Glynn County Board of Elections on Tuesday approved a recall petition with 1,988 signatures.
The petition called on voters to recall the town’s chief administrative officer, a county clerk and a county auditor.
The petition says county officials “have not implemented and are not in compliance with the provisions of the law that require them to.”
The petition calls on the governor and Glynn Board of Supervisors to immediately end the county’s election-by-mail system and implement a statewide electronic voting system.
It also calls on Glynn officials to remove their offices from the town and to hire county election clerks.