File a Citizen Petition

Filing citizen petitions for recalls, initiatives and referendums to the St. Louis Board of Elections.


The Charter of the City of St. Louis authorizes three kinds of citizen petitions:

  • Recall Petition - Recall an elected official (Article III).
  • Initiative Petition - Propose an ordinance or an amendment to the City Charter (Article V).
  • Referendum Petition - Request reconsideration of an ordinance (Article VI).



  1. Complete all relevant petition materials as required per petition by the city charter.
  2. Submit all petition materials to the Board of Elections office:

    Board of Election Commissioners
    300 N Tucker Blvd. 
    St. Louis, Mo 63101
    Phone: (314) 622-4336
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

  3. Submissions must be no less than 90 days prior to a deadline. 


No fees associated with submitting a petition. 

What to Expect

After submission of the correct information the Board of Elections will contact you with more details on the status of a petition.

Additional Information

For full information, carefully review each article of the city charter.


Board of Election Commissioners

(314) 622-4336

300 N Tucker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday - Friday 8 AM – 5 PM On Election Day Polls Open at 6 AM and Close at 7 PM

Contact the Board of Election Commissioners

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