Volusia County Department of Elections
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Qualifying Fees

Candidates Paying the Qualifying Fee 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. Loyalty Oath:
     - Partisan Races:
          Candidates with Party Affiliation Form DS-DE 301SL
          Candidates with No Party Affiliation Form DS-DE 301SL

     - Non Partisan Races:
          Candidates running in a Non Partisan election Form DS-DE 302NP (all candidates
          except School Board and Judiciary)
          School Board Candidates Form DS-DE 304SB
          Judicial Office Form DS-DE 303JU
  3. Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests Form 6 (2017) (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 2017 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 (2017) for local officers and candidates for local offices.

  4. Qualifying Fee
    Partisan Candidates: 6% of annual salary as of July 1, 2017
    Non Partisan Candidates: 4% of annual salary as of July 1, 2017
    Special District candidates: $25 (The filing fee for a special district candidate is not required to be drawn on a campaign account.

    County Judge $ 5,520.80
    County Council At-Large: $ 1,785.46
    County Council District 1: $ 1,785.46
    County Council District 3: $ 1,785.46
    County Council District 5: $ 1,785.46
    School Board District 1: $ 1,658.48
    School Board District 3: 1,658.48
    School Board District 5: 1,658.48
    Volusia Soil & Water Conservation District: $     25.00
    West Volusia Hospital Authority: $     25.00

    The qualifying fee must:
    --Be on a properly executed check drawn upon the candidate's campaign
       account (except for Special District Candidates);
    --Be made payable to the County of Volusia;
    --Be in an amount not less than the fee required.

    Note: A candidate should contact the Department of Elections for the exact amount of the qualifying fee that is due in advance of the deadline to qualify. 

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