Initiative, Referendum and Recall

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: 23,908
Referendum petition requires:  12,824


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 November 8, 2016 General Election.