Office of the Secretary of State
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Instructions for Statewide Recall
Application for Serial Number and Best Practices for
Printing and Circulating Petitions
Statement of Organization
At the time of submitting an Application for Serial Number, the individual or organization wishing to recall a state
officer must either file a Statement of Organization using the Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Filing System
or designate an existing (non-candidate) committee to act as the recall sponsor. The Secretary of State will not
accept an Application without an accompanying statement or designation.
Application for Serial Number
All individuals or organizations wishing to recall a state officer must submit an Application for Serial Number
stating their intent to circulate a statewide recall petition.
To complete the PDF application, please enter all required fields including:
The name and title of the officer to be recalled.
A general statement of not more than two hundred words stating the grounds of the demand for the
recall, which will be printed on the face of each petition sheet.
All information required to identify the recall applicant and sponsoring committee.
Upon receipt of the Application, the Secretary of State will complete the remainder of the form and issue a unique
serial number to be printed on the front and back of each petition sheet. The Secretary of State will also provide
instructions regarding proper completion of the Statewide Recall Petition form.
An Application for Serial Number will not be accepted unless the applicant has checked both
disclaimer boxes and provided a signature as an acknowledgment of the required printing and
The minimum number of signatures required to recall a public officer is equal to 25% of the number of
votes cast at the last preceding general election for all the candidates for that office, even if the officer
was not elected at that election, divided by the number of offices that were being filled at that election.
The deadline to file recall petition signatures is no later than 120 days after the date of submission of the
Application for Serial Number.
Any revision to the 200-word general statement requires a new Application for Serial Number to be filed,
and all previous versions will be considered invalid.