Ballot Initiatives

Information on Ballot Initiatives

Per state code, all Idaho cities shall allow direct legislation by the people via proposal of ballot initiatives or referendums. At the municipal level, a ballot initiative or referendum are processes that provide a direct means for qualified voters residing within a city to create, amend, or repeal an ordinance for that city. (See I.C. §34-1801B)

Learn more about Ballot Measures by reviewing our frequently asked questions.


Initiative petitioners should use these templates when filing signatures for ballot initiatives with the City of Boise.

Initial Filing Petition and Signature Page Template

Final Petition and Signature Page Template


2021 Proposed Ballot Initiatives

2019 Proposed Ballot Initiatives

Qualifying Ballot Initiatives

The following is a list of citywide ballot initiatives that qualified for the November 5, 2019, General Election ballot.

2017 Proposed Ballot Initiatives

The following is a list of city ballot initiatives that circulated but did not qualify for ballot status.

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