The Sumter County Supervisor of Elections verifies thousands of initiative petitions each year signed by voters in Sumter County. Sponsors of these initiatives must secure the required number of valid signatures in order to be placed on a Presidential or Gubernatorial General Election ballot.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 100.371(11)(b), Sumter County’s actual cost of signature verification of an initiative petition is $0.25. Please note - effective Febuary 2, 2022 the new cost for verifying initiative petitions will be $0.50 per petition.
For information on the total number of petition forms received, and the total number of verified petition forms forwarded to the Secretary of State, between December 1 of an odd year through February 1 of the following year click here to request this data.
Visit the Division of Elections – Florida Department of State website for a list of current initiative petitions as well as the Florida initiative petition process, forms, procedures, rules, and more.