Steps to Become a Candidate in an Upcoming Election

REQUEST our Candidate Guide 

Our Guide covers information on how to file to run for an office/seat, the forms and fees that are required for prefiling your intent as well as how to qualify, in addition to other resources that are included in the Guide. To Request a copy of the Candidate Guide, contact the Candidate Qualifying Clerk at 352-569-1540 (Select (1) for Directory, then (2) for Candidates)

REVIEW the Resources on this Page

If you plan on running for office, it is your responsibility to become acquainted with and to follow relevant Florida Election Laws that might have a bearing on your campaign or qualifications to run for office.  We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the information provided in the Resource Section below.


All candidates are required to qualify during the qualifying period at the Official Qualifying Office located at 7375 Powell Road, Suite 125, Wildwood, Florida 34785
For additional information please contact the Candidate Qualifying Clerk at 352-569-1540 (Select (1) for Directory, then (2) for Candidates)

For an updated list of local, state & federal candidates who are running in the upcoming election cycle Go to our information page 


Forms & Publications

County/Constitutional Candidates

Judicial Candidates

State Candidate & Treasurer Handbook

State Candidate Petition Handbook

Form 1 or Form 6 Annual Financial Disclosure

All state documents are presented in PDF format and require use of Adobe Reader which may be installed free of charge by clicking on the link. 


In the County

In the Villages

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