In Florida, it is the people's right to propose amendments to the Florida Constitution through an initiative petition process. Throughout the year, we verify thousands of initiative petitions signed by Hernando County voters. The sponsors of these initiative petitions must obtain a required number of valid signatures in order for their initiative to be placed on a General Election ballot. A petition must be signed by 891,589 voters in order to be placed on the General Election Ballot. The signatures must come from at least 14 of Florida's 27 congressional districts.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 100.371(11)b., Hernando County's actual cost of signature verification of an initiative petition is $0.47.
More information on Florida's petition process, including a list of current initiatives, can be found by visiting the Florida Division of Elections.