Withdrawal of Petition Signatures (Arizona)

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Arizona Initiative and Referendum

ARTICLE 4. WITHDRAWAL OF PETITION SIGNATURE 1-261. Withdrawal of petition signature; payment of remuneration; violation; classification from Arizona

  • A. A person who has signed a petition prescribed by statute for any candidate nomination, initiative, referendum or formation or modification of a county, municipality or district may withdraw the person's signature from the petition not later than 5:00 p.m. on the date the petition containing the person's signature is actually filed. A person who has signed a recall petition may withdraw the person's signature from the petition not later than 5:00 p.m. on the date the petition containing the person's signature is actually submitted for verification pursuant to section 19-203.
  • B. To withdraw a petition signature, a person may do any of the following:
  • 1. Verify the withdrawal by signing a simple statement of intent to withdraw at the office of the receiving officer.
  • 2. Mail a signed, notarized statement of intent to withdraw to the receiving officer.
  • 3. Draw a line through the signature and printed name on the petition.
  • C. A signature withdrawn pursuant to subsection B of this section and received by the receiving officer within the time provided for in subsection A of this section shall not be counted in determining the legal sufficiency of the petition.
  • D. A person who knowingly gives or receives money or any other thing of value for signing a statement of signature withdrawal pursuant to subsection B of this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

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