Notice to 2024 Candidates



• Only the following persons and entities under the law are entitled to access vote-by-mail request and status information obtained as part of processing such request (including from the time of the request to the return and counting of the ballot as reported: * canvassing board o an election official,  * a political party of official thereof, * a candidate who has filed qualification papers and is opposed in an upcoming election, * registered political committees for political purposes only, and * a voter (only entitled to access his or her own vote-by-mail ballot request information). 

 The State requires the requester to complete an application to obtain Vote-by-mail Ballot Request Information.
The request is only good for one year. 

Application to Obtain Vote-by-mail Ballot Request Information

How do I use the data once I get it?

Manipulation of the data described above requires software which is not provided by the Elections Office. Elections Office personnel can provide only very limited support for questions and problems. It is highly recommended that you consult someone with computer expertise.

Here is an example of how to use the data in Microsoft Excel and Word, although these programs may not be the best to use in all circumstances.


Per Section 99.021(1)(b)2., F.S. which states any person seeking to qualify for nomination as a candidate of any political party shall, at the time of subscribing to the oath or affirmation, state in writing: 
2. That the person has been a registered member of the political party for which he or she is seeking nomination as a candidate for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.
Per Section 99.021(1)(c), F.S. which states:
           (c)  In addition, any person seeking to qualify for office as a candidate with no party affiliation shall, at the time of subscribing to the oath or affirmation, state in writing that he or she is registered without any party affiliation and that he or she has not been a registered member of any political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.
Any questions concerning this notice please contact your Supervisor of Elections at 386-792-1426.

Political Sign Restrictions
The Supervisor of Elections has no jurisdiction over the placement of political signs, except for maintaining the "No-Solicitation Zone" when Vote-by-Mail ballots are being issued at the Supervisor of Elections offices, during Early Voting and on Election DayThe Supervisor of Elections does NOT have the authority to investigate complaints of alleged violations of Florida Statute regarding political signs.  Depending on the nature of the violation, complaints regarding political signs should be directed to the Florida Elections Commission or to the local law enforcement agency where the violation occurred.

Guidelines for the use of Florida Transportation Rights of Way

Click the link below for information provided
by the Florida Department of Transportation.

106.1435 Usage and removal of political campaign advertisements.-
(1) Each candidate, whether for a federal, state, county, or district office, shall make a good faith effort to remove all of his or her political campaign advertisements within 30 days after:
(a) Withdrawal of his or her candidacy;
(b) Having been eliminated as a candidate; or
(c) Being elected to office.
However, a candidate is not expected to remove those political campaign advertisements which are in the form of signs used by an outdoor advertising business as provided in chapter 479. The provisions herein do not apply to political campaign advertisements placed on motor vehicles or to campaign messages designed to be worn by persons.
(2) If political campaign advertisements are not removed within the specified period, the political subdivision or governmental entity has the authority to remove such advertisements and may charge the candidate the actual cost for such removal. Funds collected for removing such advertisements shall be deposited to the general revenue of the political subdivision.
(3) Pursuant to chapter 479, no political campaign advertisements shall be erected, posted, painted, tacked, nailed, or otherwise displayed, placed, or located on or above any state or county road right-of-way.
(4) The officer before whom a candidate qualifies for office shall notify the candidate, in writing, of the provisions in this section.
(5) This provision does not preclude municipalities from imposing additional or more stringent requirements on the usage and removal of political campaign advertisements.
History.—s. 1, ch. 84-221; s. 20, ch. 84-302; s. 14, ch. 87-224; s. 647, ch. 95-147.