Section 2-6-1 Power Reserved; Time of Election
A. There is reserved to the qualified electors of the town the power
of initiative and the referendum as prescribed by the state
constitution, Arizona Revised Statutes and this code.
B. Any proper initiative matter shall be voted on by all qualified
electors at the next ensuing town primary or general election pursuant
to subsection A of Section 2-6-3.
C. That upon presentation of a certificate to the council by the town
clerk that all steps required by the constitution and the state
statutes concerning referendum have been complied with, the council may
call a special election on the matter referred no less than ninety days
and no more than one hundred fifty days from the presentation of the
certificate by the clerk; provided that within that period of time there
is no regularly scheduled town primary or general election for which
the referendum matters would otherwise qualify.
D. The call of a special election for referendum matters shall be
valid only upon the affirmative vote of four members of the council
voting on said request and call. Should the required number of votes to
call the special election not be obtained then the referendum matter
shall appear on the ballot at the next regular town primary or general
E. If a special election on a referendum matter is called for by the
council pursuant to subsection D of this section, then in addition to
all other notices required by law, the clerk shall notify the person or
organization that requested the referendum petition of the council
decision by first class mail, postage prepaid at the address shown upon
the request for referendum petition number.
F. The provisions of this section shall apply to all referendum
matters whether or not the petitions have already been presented to the
clerk, and it is the intention of the council that this section be
retroactive in nature as to any and all referendum petitions in
existence at the time of this amendment to this code.