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Campaign Guidelines

Campaign Guidelines

Financial Reporting

Candidates, Political Committees and Political Party Executive Committees are required to submit regular financial reports, following the deadlines specified by the Florida Division of Elections:

Bullet 2019 Reporting Dates for 2020 Candidates and Political Committees
Bullet 2019 Reporting Dates for Political Party Executive Committees
Bullet  2020 Reporting Dates for 2020 Candidates and Political Committees
 Bullet  2020 Reporting Dates for Political Party Executive Committees


Local candidates, please make sure to review the Online Financial Report Manual. All reports filed with our office must be submitted electronically. Our filing system allows you to enter information without using any additional software. However, you may click here to see a list of approved software vendors that are compatible with our electronic filing system.

Candidate Petitions 

Information on petition requirements for 2020 can be found here. The deadline for judicial candidates to submit petitions is noon on March 23, 2020. The deadline for all other candidates is noon on May 11, 2020. The qualifying fee is waived if you qualify by petition. More information about petitions can be found on our Campaign Guidelines page. The State of Florida provides a Candidate Petition Handbook for additional reference. When collecting petitions, you must use the Florida Division of Elections Candidate Petition Form.

Candidate petitions should be dropped off at the Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center or the Fred B. Karl County Center

Poll Watchers

If you would like to designate poll watchers for an election, you must complete the Poll Watcher Designation Form (DS-DE 125) and return it via email (to ewhite@hcsoe.org), mail or in person, so that it is in our office by the deadline. All poll watchers should review our Poll Watcher Guidelines before arriving at a voting location.

Election Dates and Deadlines

Make sure to share voter registration deadlines and election dates with your prospective constituents! Find that information here.

Precinct Information

Click on this link to see a list of all of our precincts, and then click on individual precinct locations to find statistics, addresses and photos for each precinct:  Show a list of all precincts.

Campaign Signs 

For information regarding where campaign signs can be posted in Hillsborough County and the three municipalities, please reference the Campaign Signs Information Sheet. Important note: the law requires anyone who is going to dig (break ground) must first call Sunshine 811. Click here for more details and information regarding sign installation. 

No Solicitation Zones

100 ft. No Solicitation Zone Maps for every Early Voting site used in the 2018 elections can be found below. Updated maps utilizing the new 150 ft. distance for the upcoming 2020 election cycles coming soon.

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
Bruton Memorial Library
Cyrus Greene Center
Fred B. Karl County Center
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Public Library
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
Keystone Community Center
Maureen P. Gauzza Regional Public Library
New Tampa Regional Public Library
North Tampa Branch Library
Northdale Recreation Center
Port Tampa Community Center
Riverview Branch Library
Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center
SouthShore Regional Public Library
Temple Terrace Public Library
Town 'N Country Regional Public Library
USF Yuengling Center (formerly Sun Dome)
Valrico Recreation Center
West Tampa Branch Library

Helpful Publications

Florida Division of Elections Publications

Candidate and Treasurer Handbook 

How to File Financial Reports

Florida Election Code

COMPLAINTS & APPEALS

If you think someone is violating election law, you should file a complaint with the Florida Elections Commission.

 

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CONTACT


Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Phone: (813) 744-5900 Toll Free: (888) 297-4362 Email: Voter@hcsoe.org

Fred B. Karl County Center (Main Office)

601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 272-7043

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center

2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 744-5900
Fax: (813) 744-5843

Northwest Regional Office

4575 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33624
 
 

Southeast Regional Office

10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301
Riverview, FL 33578

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Voter registration applications and other written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections are public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Email addresses are also public records. If you do  not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, contact the communications department by emailing  voter@hcsoe.org or calling (813) 744-5900.