Candidate Qualifying Information & Forms Checklist


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.  The original appointment form (DS-DE 9), 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 required to be filed prior to qualifying.  Once you establish your account, you must begin filing quarterly campaign treasurer's reports.

You are required to read Chapter 106 of the Florida Statutes before you sign the Statement of Candidate.  You can link to that site by clicking Florida Election Statutes on the navigation column to the left.

If you have any questions concerning your intent to qualify, please do not hesitate to contact the Rockledge Clerk by email at or telephone at 690-3978 during business hours.

QUALIFYING CHECKLIST of forms and fees required in order to become a Candidate

Form Origin Description
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 and Designation of Campaign Depository
This form must be filed with the Rockledge City Clerk prior to opening a
Campaign Bank Account.
DS-DE 84 State Form Statement of Candidate
This form must be filed within 10 days after filing Form DS-DE 9
DS-DE 25
State Form Loyalty Oath
City Oath City Form Candidate's Statement
CE Form 1 State Form Form 1, Statement of Financial Interests (includes instructions)
Test Letter State Requirement Notification of Public Logic & Accuracy Test of Election Equipment
Political Signs Letter City/State Req. Notice of Usage & Removal of Political Advertisements
Qualifying Fees City/State Req. Must be paid with a check from Candidate's Campaign Account
  Mayor $248 City Qualifying Fee $200, plus $48 State Election Fee (1% of salary)
  Council Seat $217 City Qualifying Fee $175, plus $42 State Election Fee (1% of salary)