Arizona, USA, local Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Arizona, USA
Political level
local
Local Name:
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE IV LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
PART 1. INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
§ 1. Legislative authority; initiative and referendum

(8) [Local, city, town or county matters] The powers of the initiative and the referendum are hereby further reserved to the qualified electors of every incorporated city, town, and county as to all local, city, town, or county matters on which such incorporated cities, towns, and counties are or shall be empowered by general laws to legislate. Such incorporated cities, towns, and counties may prescribe the manner of exercising said powers within the restrictions of general laws. Under the power of the initiative fifteen per centum of the qualified electors may propose measures on such local, city, town or county matters, and ten per centum of the electors may propose the referendum on legislation enacted within and by such city, town, or county. Until provided by general law, said cities and towns may prescribe the basis on which said percentages shall be computed.

Source: Arizona Constitution of 1912 (accessed October 18, 2021)

Subject Matter:

General constitutional rule for initiative power to every qualified electors of every incorporated city, town, and county as to all local, city, town, or county matters

Actors

Author:
Local citizens
Initiator:
Local citizens
Decision maker:
Local electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
15% of the ejectorate
Available Time:
General constitutional rule
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
No special approval quorum found in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:

Only local, city, town or county matters,

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
Specify Collection Mode:
Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks: