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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.


Initiative and Referendum Signature Requirements
Initiative petition requires: 21,909
Referendum petition requires:  7,850


Recall Signature Requirements*

Mayor recall petition requires:

W.J. "Jim" Lane


City Councilmember recall petition requires:

Suzanne Klapp, Virginia Korte, Kathy Littlefield*, Linda Milhaven, 
Guy Phillips, and David N. Smith*


*Recall petitions may not be circulated against an officer until the officer has 
served 6 (six) months of his or her first term (Arizona State Constitution, Article VIII, Part 1, Section 5).

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