The information on this page applies to candidates for county office, who qualify with our office. Candidates for federal, state or multi-county offices should contact the Florida Division of Elections.
In addition to filing for office, all candidates must also qualify for the office they're seeking. Candidates have a qualifying period where they must provide their qualifying officer with the required qualifying documents and qualifying fee(if applicable) to secure their name on the ballot. In lieu of paying a qualifying fee, you may choose to qualify by petition or as a write-in candidate; write-in candidates' names do not appear on the ballot.
Our office can begin accepting qualifying forms and fees during the pre-qualifying period, which takes place 14 days prior to the official qualifying dates.(Forms and fees will then be processed on the first day of qualifying week.) All qualifying forms and fees (if applicable) must be received no later than noon on the last day of the qualifying period.
Qualifying documents and fees may be hand delivered to any of our offices during business hours or mailed to Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, Attn: Candidate Services, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619.
Judicial Candidates: Noon, April 22, 2024 – Noon, April 26, 2024 (We will begin accepting qualifying documents and fees on April 8, 2024, as per F.S. 99.061(8))
All Other Candidates: Noon, June 10, 2024 – Noon, June 14, 2024 (We will begin accepting qualifying documents and fees on May 27, 2024, as per F.S. 99.061(8))
Qualifying By Fee
Your qualifying fee must be paid using a check drawn on your campaign account, made payable to the Supervisor of Elections, and signed by the treasurer. These fees are due the week of qualifying, but can be turned in during the pre-qualifying period. Review the Qualifying Fee Guide for additional information.
Qualifying By Petition
The qualifying fee is waived if you qualify by petition. Review the Candidate Petition Guide and Candidate Petition Handbook for information about petition requirements and verification fees.
- Candidate Petition Form (DS-DE 104)
- Affidavit of Undue Burden - Candidate (DS-DE 19A)
Petitions and payment can be mailed to or dropped off at Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, Attn: Candidate Services, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619.
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