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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--whether it's a proposed amendment to the state constitution, a city or county charter, a proposed county ordinance, or a vote to recall (remove) a current elected official. 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, fund-raising, 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 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

As with petitions to qualify a candidate for office, there is a charge of ten cents ($.10) per name for the Elections Office to verify each signature.

Check with the Elections Office to find out the exact requirements for the type of issue you want placed on the ballot.

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Kim A. Barton
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

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