Initiative, Referendum and Recall Information
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Recall are three powers reserved to the voters to enable them, by petition, to propose or repeal legislation or to remove an elected official from office.
Pursuant to state law (A.R.S. Titles 16 and 19), prior to beginning any political activity pertaining to initiative, referendum or recall efforts, a
statement of organization must be filed with the City Clerk to register the political committee. Proponents of an initiative, referendum or recall effort must apply with the City Clerk for an official petition serial number prior to collecting any signatures. A minimum number of required signatures from qualified electors must be collected and submitted to the City Clerk in the time and manner specified by law.
The City Clerk Department provides a packet of information that contains the necessary forms and additional information regarding these three important processes. Please call the City Clerk Department, Elections Division, at 602-262-6837 or 7-1-1 Relay System for additional information or to schedule a time to meet to review the packet of information.