Filing an Initiative
Anyone interested in filing an initiative is encouraged to read the "Handbook for Filing Initiatives and Referenda in Washington State".
Initiatives filed between June 12 - 14 may not be processed immediately. Please allow 24 - 48 hours
Initiative to the People: January 5 – July 5, 2013
Initiatives to the Legislature: March 13, 2013 – January 3, 2014
Requirements for filing an initiative:
- The complete text of the initiative in Word or RTF format
- $5.00 filing fee (Visa or MasterCard accepted)
- A signed Affidavit
When you are ready to file your initiative, click the “Start Here” link.
If you have any questions contact the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division.
To file a Referendum contact the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division.