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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.