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. Form (DS-DE 9 (PDF)), which appoints a campaign treasurer and depository, along with the Statement of Candidate (DS-DE 84 (PDF)), 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
|Announcement of Intention to Become a Candidate (PDF)||City Form||May be filed with Rockledge Clerk any time prior to opening of the qualifying period|
|Affidavit of Nickname (PDF)||County Form||File this form only if using a nickname on the ballot|
|DS-DE 9 (PDF)||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 (PDF)||State Form||Statement of Candidate - Must be filed within 10 days of filing Form DS-DE 9|
|DS-DE 25 (PDF)||State Form||Loyalty Oath|
|City Oath (PDF)||City Form||Candidate's Statement|
|CE Form 1 (PDF)||State Form||Statement of Financial Interests (includes instructions)|
|Test Letter 2018 (PDF)||State Req.||Notification of Public Logic & Accuracy Test of Election Equipment|
|Political Signs Notice (PDF)||City/State Req.||Notice of Usage & Removal of Political Advertisements|
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: $266.00 (includes City Qualifying Fee of $200.00, plus $66.00 State Election Fee (one percent (1%) of salary)
- Council member: $235.00 (includes City Qualifying Fee of $175.00, plus $60.00 State Election Fee (one percent (1%) of salary)