POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Divisions Elections Election Law City Initiative Petition Procedures
Initiative Signature Deadlines

City Code Section 2.04.090 states that Initiative petition signatures are due no later than four months before intended election date. In 2016, petitions will be due on these dates:


Intended for May 17, 2016 Primary Election

1st day to file prospective petition - January 21, 2014

Last day to file signatures - January 19, 2016


Intended for November 8, 2016 General Election

1st day to file prospective petition - July 7, 2014

Last day to file signatures - July 8, 2016


If petitioners fail to submit the required number of valid signatures by the signature deadline, their initiative petition will not be placed on the ballot.

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