a. Before printing and circulating a referendum petition against an ordinance, measure, or item, or a section or part of an ordinance, measure, or item, the person, persons, or organization intending to circulate and file the petition shall file with the City Clerk an application, on a form provided by the City Clerk, stating an intention to circulate and file a petition. An application filed by a person or persons must include the name(s) and address(es) of the person(s) intending to circulate and file the petition. An application filed by an organization must include the organization’s name and address, and the names and titles of at least two of its officers. The text of the ordinance, measure, or item, or the text of the section or part of the ordinance, measure, or item to be referred must be filed with the application. Upon receiving an application, and if the ordinance, measure, or item, or the section or part of the ordinance, measure, or item to be referred is subject to referendum, the City Clerk shall issue an official number to be printed on the signature sheets of the petition.
b. Only persons who are eligible to register to vote in Arizona may circulate a referendum petition.
c. Circulators who are not residents of Arizona must be registered as circulators with the Secretary of State before circulating referendum petitions. (Ord. No. G-5390, § 1, 2009; Ord. No. G-5560, § 1, 2010; Ord. No. G-5737, 2012)