Initiatives, Referendums & Recalls

The City Clerk’s Office cannot interpret laws or offer legal advice, and, if applicable, we strongly suggest seeking legal counsel to ensure that your actions are in full compliance with California Elections Code.

Ballot Initiatives & Referendums

California Elections Code outlines the process for circulating petitions for ballot initiatives and referendums. The requirements may differ based upon the type of legislation. To determine what applies to the situation, and for more information, please consult California Elections Code Sections 9200-9226 and California Elections Code Sections 9235-9247.

Recall Initiatives

The California Secretary of State offers a detailed description of the process for initiating a recall for local officials.


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