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Get An Issue On The Ballot

The requirements for getting an issue on the ballot depend on the type of issue being proposed.

Types of Issues

In addition to these types of issues that citizens can petition to place on the ballot, certain governmental bodies can place issues and questions on the ballot.

If citizens want to get an issue on the ballot, they must meet certain requirements for petition signatures, fundraising, and for the exact wording of the issue on the ballot. The Supervisor of Elections will not be able to help you with the wording of your petition. The Supervisor of Elections only approves the form. To find out the specific requirements and regulations for any given issue, please call the Supervisor of Elections office at 352-374-5252 or come by our office at 515 North Main Street, Suite 300, Gainesville, FL 32601 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

As with petitions to qualify a candidate for office, there is a charge to verify these petitions. For Constitutional Initiative Petitions, this charge is thirty cents ($0.30) per petition for the elections office to verify each signature. The charge is thirty cents ($0.30)  effective February 1, 2022.