Candidate Qualifying Information & Forms Checklist

Qualifying Information


In order to begin your campaign, you must first appoint your campaign treasurer and designate your campaign depository. These two steps must be taken before you can open your campaign account, receive contributions or make expenditures. Form (DS-DE 9), which appoints a campaign treasurer and depository, along with the Statement of Candidate (DS-DE 84), must be filed with the Rockledge City Clerk's Office. These two forms are the only two forms required to be filed prior to qualifying. Once you establish your account, you must begin filing campaign treasurer's reports.

Before signing the Statement of Candidate, you are required to read Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.

If you have any questions concerning your intent to qualify, please do not hesitate to email the Rockledge Clerk  or call 321-221-7540 during regular business hours.

Checklist of Forms Required In Order to Become a Qualified Candidate



 

Form

Origin Description
Announcement of Intention to Become a Candidate
City Form
May be filed with Rockledge Clerk any time prior to opening of the qualifying period 
Affidavit of Nickname
County Form
File this form only if using a nickname on the ballot
DS-DE 9
State Form
Appointment of Campaign Treasurer/Designation of Campaign Depository - Must be filed with Rockledge Clerk prior to opening a Campaign Account
DS-DE 84
State Form
Statement of Candidate - Must be filed within 10 days of filing Form DS-DE 9
DS-DE 25
State Form
Loyalty Oath
City Oath
City Form
Candidate's Statement
CE Form 1
State Form
Statement of Financial Interests (includes instructions)
Test Letter (not yet available for 2017)
State Req.
Notification of Public Logic & Accuracy Test of Election Equipment
Political Signs Letter
City/State Req. Notice of Usage & Removal of Political Advertisements

Qualifying Fees



Qualifying fees are a requirement of the City and the State and must be paid using a check from the Candidate's campaign account



  • Mayor: $248.00 (includes City Qualifying Fee of $200.00, plus $48.00 State Election Fee (one percent (1%) of salary)
  • Council member: $217.00 (includes City Qualifying Fee of $175.00, plus $42.00 State Election Fee (one percent (1%) of salary)