• Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
  • Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
Active Registered Voters
  • as of 10/25/14
  • Republicans:158,104
  • Democrats:126,044
  • NPAs81,540
  • Minor:14,407
  • Total:380,095

Place a Petition on the Ballot

Brevard County residents are permitted by section 5.1 of the county charter to propose county ordinances by initiative, and by section 7.3 to make amendments to the county charter. (If you wish to change a city or town ordinance or charter, contact your city or town clerk for information on the procedure.) The procedure outlined below is a summary of the required steps -- for detailed information, please consult the charter sections linked above.

To place an initiative on the ballot, the sponsor must submit the text of a proposed ordinance to the Supervisor of Elections, with the proposed ballot summary and the form on which petition will be signed. Initiatives are not permitted to include ordinances or provisions relating to the existing County budget, existing debt obligations, existing capital improvement programs, salaries of non-elected County officers and employees, the collection of taxes, or the rezoning of less than five percent (5%) of the total land area of the County. Once the information has been submitted to the Supervisor, the sponsor needs to collect signed petitions equaling five percent of the qualified electors in the county in the last preceding general election, including at least five percent in each of at least three Commission districts. The sponsor has a maximum of nine months from the date the information is submitted to the Supervisor of Elections to obtain the required number of signatures. The sponsor will return the signed and dated petitions to the Supervisor of Elections and pay a fee of 10 cents per petition signature. The Supervisor of Elections then has sixty days to verify that the required number of signatures has been obtained, or to specify a reasons the signatures were rejected if the petition does not have the required number of signatures. If the petition does not have the required number of signatures, the sponsor has thirty additional days to submit additional signatures for verification and the Supervisor of Elections has thirty days verify the additional signatures. If the required number of signatures is still not reached, the petition is considered null and void.

If the required number of signatures is obtained, the County Commission must hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance. If the Commission does not approve the ordinance, the issue will be placed on the ballot as a referendum at the next General Election that is more than 45 days away. If the referendum is approved by a majority of voters, the ordinance in enacted.

To place a charter amendment on the ballot, the sponsor must register as a political committee and submit a petition containing the proposed ballot title, substance and text to the Supervisor of Elections. A charter amendment may not extend to existing budgets, existing debt obligations, existing capital improvement obligations, salaries of non-elected County officers and employees, the collection of taxes or rezoning of less than five per cent (5%) of the total land area of the County. Once the information has been submitted to the Supervisor, the sponsor must obtain signed petitions equaling one percent of the qualified electors in the last preceding general election in each Commission district and submit the signed petitions for the Supervisor of Elections for verification. When the Supervisor has verified that an adequate number of signatures have been obtained, he or she will notify the Board of County Commissioners, who will empanel a group of three attorneys to determine the constitutionality of the proposed measure.

If the measure is deemed to be consistent with the state constitution and laws, the sponsor of the measure must then obtain signed petitions equaling an addition three percent (for a total of four percent) of the qualified electors in the last preceding general election in each Commission district. The sponsor has a maximum of nine months from the date the information is submitted to the Supervisor of Elections to obtain the required number of signatures. The sponsor will return the signed and dated petitions to the Supervisor of Elections and pay a fee of 10 cents per petition. The Supervisor of Elections then has sixty days to verify that the required number of signatures has been obtained, or to specify a reasons the signatures were rejected if the petition does not have the required number of signatures. If the petition does not have the required number of signatures, the sponsor has thirty additional days to submit additional signatures for verification and the Supervisor of Elections has thirty days verify the additional signatures. If the required number of signatures is still not reached, the petition is considered null and void.

If the required number of signatures is obtained, the County Commission will establish a date for a referendum on the proposed charter amendment. The proposed amendment will be placed on the ballot at a special election held concurrent with the next countywide election, or at any earlier special election called for that purpose. If a majority of electors voting in the election vote in favor of the charter amendment, it is approved and becomes part of the charter on the effective date indicated in the amendment.

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