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), 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.
Qualifying Checklist of Forms & Fees Required In Order to Become a Candidate
|Announcement of Intention to Become a Candidate
||May be filed with Rockledge Clerk any time prior to opening of the qualifying period|
|Affidavit of Nickname
||File this form only if using a nickname on the ballot
||Appointment of Campaign Treasurer/Designation of Campaign Depository - Must be filed with Rockledge Clerk prior to opening a Campaign Account
||Statement of Candidate - Must be filed within 10 days of filing Form DS-DE 9
|CE Form 1
||Statement of Financial Interests (includes instructions)
|Test Letter (not yet available for 2017)
||Notification of Public Logic & Accuracy Test of Election Equipment
|Political Signs Letter
||City/State Req.||Notice of Usage & Removal of Political Advertisements
|| Must be paid by check from Candidate's Campaign Account
||City Qualifying Fee of $200 plus $48 State Election Fee (1 percent of salary)
||City Qualifying Fee of $175 plus $42 State Election Fee (1 percent of salary)