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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 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 us to receive petitions from judicial candidates was noon on March 23, 2020. The deadline for all other candidates was noon on May 11, 2020. The qualifying fee is waived if you qualify by petition. 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 cannot be accepted via email. Please mail petitions and payment to: Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, Attn: Candidate Services, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619. 

Make sure to read this important emergency rule issued April 2, 2020: 

Emergency Rule 1SER20-2  - Candidate Petition Process

Helpful Publications

Florida Division of Elections Publications

Candidate and Treasurer Handbook 

How to File Financial Reports Manual

Florida Election Code

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, mail or in person, so that it is in our office by the deadline. The deadlines to submit Poll Watcher designations for the 2020 Primary Election have passed. The deadlines for the General Election are:

  • Early Voting Designations - October 5, 2020
  • Election Day Designations - October 20, 2020

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

150 ft. No Solicitation Zone Maps for every Early Voting site used in the 2020 Primary Election can be found below. These include the location of our Vote By Mail curbside drop-off tents. 

Amalie Arena
Apollo Beach Community Center 
Austin Davis Public Library
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
Bruton Memorial Library
C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
Fred B. Karl County Center
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Public Library
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
Maureen P. Gauzza Regional Public Library
New Tampa Regional Public Library
North Tampa Branch Library
Northdale Recreation Center
Port Tampa Community Center
Providence West Community Center 
Raymond James Stadium
Riverview Branch Library
Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center
Southshore Regional Public Library
Supervisor of Elections Office Northwest
Supervisor of Elections Office Southeast
Temple Terrace Public Library
Town 'n Country Regional Public Library
University Area Community Center
West Tampa Branch Library


Complaints & Appeals

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

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

Fred B. Karl County Center

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 do not email us. Instead, contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, contact the communications department by emailing or calling (813) 744-5900.