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Becoming a Candidate

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Questions? Contact City Clerk Debra Thomas  954.344.1067 or

Candidate Information and Resources

STEP ONE:   Do not accept contributions and do not open a campaign account until you have filed Form DS-DE 9 “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates” with the City Clerk.

DS-DE 9  Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates
DS-DE 84  Statement of Candidate (due within ten days after filing DS-DE 9)

STEP TWO:    Read and understand the election process using the following links:
  • Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook (10/3/2019) PDF
  • Florida Election Code (updated 08/2019) PDF

STEP THREE: When Step One is complete and a copy of Form DS-DE 9 is taken to the bank to open an account, monthly reports will be due. The report due date schedule will be provided to you during the Step One process.


Additional Forms and Information

DS-DE 12  Campaign Treasurer's Report - SUMMARY
DS-DE 13  Campaign Treasurer's Report - ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS
DS-DE 14  Campaign Treasurer's Report - ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES

DS-DE 87  Waiver of Report

LIST of Campaign Treasurer Report Time Periods and Submission Due Dates