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Qualifying By Petition

Note: Deadline Dates and Petition Requirements are for the 2022 Election Cycle.

Pursuant to 99.095, Florida Statutes, a person seeking to qualify for nomination to any office may qualify to have their name placed on the ballot by means of the petitioning process.

Candidates Qualifying by petition must file the following:

  1. Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository Form DS-DE 9 and Statement of Candidate Form DS-DE 84, unless you have already filed these forms with the Supervisor of Elections.

  2. Petition Certification Form, if qualifying by petition.

  3. Loyalty Oath:
     - Partisan Races:
          Candidates with Party Affiliation Form DS-DE 301SL
          Candidates with No Party Affiliation Form DS-DE 301SL

     - Non Partisan Races:
          All Candidates except School Board and Judiciary
    (Candidates running in a Non Partisan election)
    Form DS-DE 302NP

         School Board Candidates Form DS-DE 304SB
          Judicial Office Form DS-DE 303JU

  4. Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests Form 6 (2020) (and any other forms applicable as identified on Form 6) for all elected constitutional officers and candidates for such office. A public officer who has filed the full and public disclosure or statement of financial interests for the year 2019 with the Commission on Ethics prior to qualifying for office may file a copy of that disclosure at the time of qualifying.
    Statement of Financial Interest Form 1 (2020) for local officers and candidates for local offices.

Candidate Petition Cards Form DS-DE104 (English) Form DS-DE 104 (Spanish)

  1. Petition cards must be properly completed and signed by 1% of the eligible, registered voters within the District as of the last general election. (99.095 (2)(a), Florida Statutes)

  2. Petition forms are to be reproduced by the candidate. (99.095(2)(c), Florida Statutes)

Petition requirements for 2022, by office, are as follows:

County Judge  TBD $
County Council Chair At-Large TBD $
County Council District 1 TBD $
County Council District 3 TBD $
School Board District 1 TBD $
School Board District 3 TBD $
School Board District 5 TBD $
West Volusia Hospital Authority TBD $
Volusia Soil & Water Conservation District TBD $

It is recommended that at least 15 – 20% more signatures be obtained to allow for those that do not meet eligibility requirements.

  • Candidates are encouraged to submit petitions periodically while they are being gathered.  However, the signed petitions must be submitted to the Supervisor of Elections Office for verification prior to NOON on March 8, 2022 for Judicial, State Attorney and Public Defender candidates and NOON, May 16, 2022 for all other candidates.

  • The Supervisor of Elections will notify you, in writing, whether the required number of signatures has been obtained prior to the first day of qualifying.

  • During the qualifying period you will submit the petition certification form, along with your qualifying papers to the Supervisor of Elections.

  • The Supervisor shall be paid in advance the sum of 10 cents for each signature checked. If you are unable to pay such charges without imposing an undue burden on personal resources or upon the resources otherwise available to you, you may file written certification of such inability given under oath to the supervisor and be entitled to have the signatures verified at no charge. (99.097, Florida Statutes)

  • If an undue burden oath has been filed and payment is subsequently made to any person to solicit signatures on a petition, the undue burden oath is no longer valid and a fee for all signatures previously submitted shall be paid by the candidate.

  • If you have submitted the required number of eligible signatures, you will not be required to pay the qualifying fee or party assessment and will be entitled to have your name printed on the ballot.


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