Filing an Initiative

Initiative filing opens January 7, 2017. Filings will be processed within one business day.  

Anyone interested in filing an initiative is encouraged to read the "Handbook for Filing Initiatives and Referenda in Washington State".

Filing deadlines

  • Initiatives to the 2018 Legislature: March 8, 2017 – December 29, 2017
  • Initiatives to the People: January 7, 2017 – July 7, 2017

When you are ready to file your initiative, click the link "File Online."

If you have any questions contact the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division.

File Online

To file a Referendum contact the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division.