Ballot Initiative Qualification

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's Fee Schedule.

What is the process?

Step 1: Review instructions and guidelines

See the following manuals for instructions on how to qualify an initiative to go to election or to file arguments for local measures: 

Please contact the Clerk-Recorder office at (805) 781-5080 with any questions.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available anytime throughout the year at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo or Atascadero during regular business hours except during County-observed holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Clerk-Recorder San Luis Obispo Office

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5080

Fax: (805) 781-1111

Clerk-Recorder North County Office

Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

6565 Capistrano Avenue 2nd Floor Atascadero Library Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6041

Fax: (805) 461-6044