Referendum

Referendum means a process by which a law passed by the Legislature or by a local legislative body is submitted or referred to the voters for their approval or rejection (Utah Code 20A-7-101).


On November 15, 2021, Millcreek received an application for a referendum challenging Ordinance 21-48. The City Attorney has determined the ordinance is referable as a land use law. The following documentation is related to that process:

How an Individual May Remove the Individual's Signature from the Signature Packet (Utah Code 20A-7-605(3)):

(3)    (a)    A voter who has signed a referendum petition may have the voter's signature removed from the petition by submitting to the county clerk a statement requesting that the voter's signature be removed no later than the earlier of:

(i)    30 days after the day on which the voter signs the statement requesting removal; or
(ii)    45 days after the day on which the local clerk posts the voter's name under Subsection 20A-7-607(2)(a).

(b)    (i)    The statement shall include:

(A)    the name of the voter;
(B)    the resident address at which the voter is registered to vote;
(C)    the signature of the voter; and
(D)    the date of the signature described in Subsection (3)(b)(i)(C).

(ii)    To increase the likelihood of the voter's signature being identified and removed, the statement may include the voter's birth date or age.

(c)    A voter may not submit a statement by email or other electronic means.
(d)    In order for the signature to be removed, the county clerk must receive the statement before 5 p.m. no later than 45 days after the day on which the local clerk posts the voter's name under Subsection 20A-7-607(2)(a).
(e)    A person may only remove a signature from a referendum petition in accordance with this Subsection (3).
(f)    A county clerk shall analyze a signature, for purposes of removing a signature from a referendum petition, in accordance with Section 20A-7-606.3.

The statement needs to be delivered to the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office (2001 State Street South Building, First Floor, S1-200, Salt Lake City, UT 84190).