Withdraw a Petition

Discontinuing the Initiative or Referendum Process

The chief petitioner may withdraw an initiative or referendum petition any time prior to submitting signatures for verification.

To withdraw the petition, the chief petitioner must file the following form with the appropriate elections official:

  • SEL375: Wit​hdrawal of Initiative or Referendum Petition (PDF).

The elections official discontinues the initiative or referendum process. The chief petitioner cannot reactivate the withdrawn petition.

Currently, minor political party formation petitions may not be withdrawn.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​