Initiatives and Referenda
What is an initiative?
An initiative is a petition to propose a new law and submit it to the voters or legislature for their approval or rejection. A local initiative proposes a county, municipal, or metro township law, and a statewide initiative proposes a state law.
What is a referendum?
A referendum is a petition to refer an existing law and submit it to the voters for their approval or rejection. A local referendum refers to county, municipal, or metro township laws, and a statewide referendum refers a state law.
How do I conduct an initiative or referendum?
Click on the links below for more information on how to conduct a specific type of initiative or referendum:
How can I find more information about current statewide initiatives and referenda?
There is one statewide initiative that has been filed with our office.
Utahns for Fair Elections Initiative (Filed 08.06.2021)