Qualifying a County Initiative for the Ballot


The "How to Qualify a County Initiative" guide is intended to provide general information for individuals and organizations who wish to put a countywide ballot measure on the ballot. It  does not have the force and effect of law, regulation, or rule. This guide is distributed with the understanding that the Nevada County Registrar of Voters is not offering legal advice. It is not a substitute for legal counsel for the individual or organization using it.

The Registrar of Voters strongly recommends that anyone interested in putting a measure on the ballot obtain legal advice to assure compliance with the California Elections Code and California Government Code. In the case of a conflict, the law, rule, or regulation applies.