Registered Voters as of October 22nd: Total 799,402 - Dem. 337,852 - Rep. 216,430 - Other 03,673 - NPA 241,447


What papers do I file to run for office?

Candidates must file the two forms listed below prior to officially qualifying:

DS/DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer, Designation of Campaign Depository. This form must be filed with the appropriate qualifying officer prior to the acceptance of any contribution or the expenditure of any funds by the candidate, including expenses by the candidate from his or her own personal funds.

DS/DE 84 Statement of Candidate. This form must be filed with the qualifying officer within 10 days of having filed the DS/DE 9 above.

Once a candidate has filed the DS/DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer, Designation of Campaign Depository, the qualifying officer will notify the candidate and his or her treasurer of the reporting dates for Campaign Treasurer's Reports. These reports show who contributed money to the candidate and how the candidate spent the money. They, too, are filed with the qualifying officer. The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Where to File

Candidates for

  • The federal office
  • The state attorney
  • The public defender
  • The judicial office
 the qualifying period is from noon of the 120th day prior to the primary election, but not later than noon of the 116th day prior to the primary election.

Candidates for

  • state office
  • multicounty district office
  • county office
  • school board office
  • any other district office

the qualifying period is from noon of the 71st day prior to the primary election, but not later than noon of the 67th day prior to the primary election.

  • The qualifying officer for a statewide or multi-county candidate is the Division of Elections in Tallahassee.
  • The qualifying officer for all county candidates is the Supervisor of Elections.
  • The qualifying officer for municipal candidates is the City/Town Clerk, candidates for municipal offices should verify qualifying dates with appropriate municipality.


 

Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Street Address: 119 West Kaley Street Orlando, FL 32806

Mailing Address: PO BOX 562001 Orlando, FL 32856-2001

Office: 407-836-2070    Fax: 407-254-6596    TDD:407-422-4833

Florida has a very broad public records law. As a result, any written communication created or received by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office will be made available to the public and media, upon request, unless otherwise exempt. Under Florida law, F.S. 668.6076, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this office. Instead, contact our office by phone or in writing.