Initiatives, Referenda, & Charter Amendments Guides
These documents, updated in September 2016 to incorporate requirements of Initiative 122, are provided for informational and guidance purposes only. Petition coordinators and any persons seeking legal advice should consult with a private attorney.
Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to the City Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 684-8344
Citizen Initiatives, Referenda & Charter History
See the Seattle Municipal Archives history of ballot initiatives for a comprehensive history of citizen initiatives, from the year 1910 up through the most recent initiative measures.
See the Archives' "Quick Information" on the Seattle City Charter for a brief history of Seattle's City Charter.