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Referendum and Initiative Information

This material is provided as a guide to the process. A person or organization seeking to initiate a referendum or initiative petition is responsible for complying with all legal and procedural requirements. The assistance of a qualified attorney may be necessary or helpful in complying with these requirements.

Secretary of State
Initiative, Referendum, & Recall Handbook
(pdf/3mb/63pp)

Initiative Petition requires:

21,909

Referendum Petition requires:

7,850

Mayor 8,671
W.J. "Jim" Lane
City Councilmember

13,034

Suzanne Klapp, Virginia Korte, Robert Littlefield, Guy Phillips,
Linda Milhaven, and Dennis Robbins (Councilmembers-elect Kathy Littlefield* and David N. Smith* will take office on January 6, 2015)

Based on the canvasses of the September 2, 2008 General Election; August 28, 2012 Primary Election; and November 4, 2014 General Election.