§ 2-3. Initiative petition form  

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  • (a) Title. This section shall be known as the "Initiative Petition Form Ordinance."

    (b) Petition form. The petition form to be used for amendment to the County Charter by the initiative process is as follows:


    I am a registered voter of Palm Beach County and hereby petition the Supervisor of Elections to place the following ballot title, summary and charter amendment on the ballot in the next election available for such purpose pursuant to Section 6.3 of the Palm Beach County Charter after final verification of the full number of signatures necessary by the Supervisor of Elections.

    (Insert TITLE of Amendment/title not to
    exceed 15 words)

    (Insert summary of measure to be voted upon. Said summary not to exceed 75 words.)

    [EXAMPLE: Shall there be an amendment to the Palm Beach County Charter as follows:

    ..... ?]

    (The full text of the amendment should be inserted here or attached to the petition.)

    Voting Signature
    Street Address
    Printed Legal Name


    1. Nothing herein set forth shall preclude any party from utilizing any form or format which complies with law.

    2. Section 6.3. Home Rule Charter Amendments: Amendments to this Home Rule Charter may be proposed by the Board of County Commissioners by an affirmative vote of at least four (4) members, subject to approval by the voters of Palm Beach County in a referendum. The Home Rule Charter amendments may also be initiated by seven (7) percent of the number of voters qualified to vote in the last general election, and the initiated amendment shall be presented and verified in the manner and time set forth in article V, section 5.1. The Home Rule Charter amendment so initiated shall be placed on the ballot on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of any year or in connection with a presidential preference primary occurring at least thirty (30) days after verification. If approved by a majority of those who voted, the Home Rule Charter amendment shall become effective on the date specified in the amendment or if not so specified, on January 1 following the election.

    3. See Florida Statutes chapter 101, section 161(1)

    4. See Florida Statutes chapter 101, section 161(1)

    5. Any number of signatures may be placed on the same page or succeeding pages; provided however, that the signator is fully apprised of the full text of the matter to be voted upon.

(Ord. No. 88-14, §§ 1, 2, 6-21-88)


Initiative, § 5.1.


Ord. No. 88-14, adopted June 21, 1988, effective June 30, 1988, did not specifically amend this Code; hence, inclusion of §§ 1, 2 as § 2-3 was at the discretion of the editor.