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: 25,078
Referendum petition requires:  11,930


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 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 canvasses of the November 8, 2016 General Election and the November 6, 2018 General Election.

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