Filing and Pre-Qualifying
You must file form DS-DE 9 BEFORE: opening your campaign account, accepting any contributions, making any campaign expenditures or collecting petitions.
Within 10 days of filing DS-DE 9, Candidates must file form DS-DE 84. Additionally, candidates filing for Judicial Offices must file form DS-DE 83 within 10 days of filing form DS-DE 9.
Once you file to run for office, you will be listed as a filed candidate. After filing, you are required to submit financial reports detailing campaign contributions and expenditures. To file financial reports, you will login in on the Candidate and Committee login page.
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 in Brooksville.
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]