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: 27,244
Referendum petition requires:  15,667


Recall Signature Requirements*

Mayor recall petition requires:

Mayor David D. Ortega*


City Council recall petition requires:

Tammy Caputi*, Tom Durham*, Betty Janik*, Kathy Littlefield, Linda Milhaven, and Solange Whitehead


*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 November 3, 2020 General Election canvass.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - City Clerk
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

P: 480-312-2412
F: 480-312-7797

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ben Lane - City Clerk
P: 480-312-2412


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