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Filing and Pre-Qualifying

Required Forms

You must file form DS-DE 9 BEFORE opening your campaign account, accepting any contributions, making any campaign expenditures or collecting petitions.

Within ten days of filing DS-DE 9, candidates must file form DS-DE 84. Candidates filing for Judicial Offices must also file form DS-DE 83 within ten days of filing form DS-DE 9.


DS-DE 9 - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign depository

DS-DE 84 - Statement of Candidate (attesting that you have read and understand campaign finance law)

DS-DE 83 - Judicial Candidates Only - Statement of Candidate for Judicial Office (attesting you have read and understand the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct)

Acknowledgement of Electronic Filing

Guidelines for Photo and Biographical Information


Where you file for candidacy depends on the office you're seeking.

If you are running for a county office, you will bring your pre-qualifying packet to the Supervisor of Elections main office located at 16264 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604.

If you are running for a federal, state or multi-county seat, please visit the Florida Division of Elections HERE.

For assistance in filing for candidacy please call (352) 754-4125 or email us at [email protected]

Shirley Anderson, Supervisor of Elections, Hernando County
OFFICE: 16264 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604
PHONE: (352) 754-4125
FAX: (352) 754-4425
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

"It is the mission of the Supervisor of Elections office to ensure the integrity of the electoral process and empower each voter through continuous education."