Initiative Petitions

In Florida, the people have the right to propose amendments to the Florida Constitution through an initiative petition process. Throughout the year, we verify tens of thousands of initiative petitions signed by Manatee County voters. Sponsors of these initiatives must secure the required number of valid signatures in order for their initiative to be placed on a General Election ballot. 

Pursuant to Florida Statute 100.371(11)b., Manatee County’s actual cost of signature verification of an initiative petition is $0.50.  

The weekly initiative petition report provides petition activity by congressional district in Manatee County for each currently active constitutional amendment initiative petition. 

Initiative Petition Report - PDF 

Updated January 26, 2024

Additional information on Florida's petition process, including a list of current initiatives, visit the website for the Florida Division of Elections.