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