Initiative Petitions

Florida citizens have the right to propose amendments to the Florida Constitution through an initiative petition process.  The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections verifies thousands of initiative petitions, signed by Sarasota County voters, each year. Sponsors of initiatives must secure the required number of valid signatures for their initiatives to be placed on a general election ballot.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 100.371(11)(b), Sarasota County's actual cost of signature verification is $0.50 per initiative petition.

More information on Florida's petition process including a list of current initiatives, can be found on the Florida Department of State's Constitutional Amendments/Initiatives website.

Ron Turner, Supervisor of Elections, Sarasota County
EMAIL: • OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM • MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4194 Sarasota, FL 34230-4194
Terrace Building
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

PHONE: (941) 861-8600
FAX: (941) 861-8609
ESPAÑOL: (833) 912-1316

Robert L. Anderson Administration Center
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Rm 114
Venice, FL 34293

PHONE: (941) 861-3760
FAX: (941) 861-3770
ESPAÑOL: (833) 912-1316

Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

PHONE: (941) 423-9540
FAX: (941) 423-9256
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