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Inspection of Ballots-Reasonable Access

Florida Statute 101.572(2) 

A candidate, a political party official, or a political committee official, or an authorized designee thereof, shall be granted reasonable access upon request to review or inspect ballot materials before canvassing or tabulation, including voter certificates on vote-by-mail envelopes, cure affidavits, corresponding comparison signatures, duplicate ballots, and corresponding originals. Before the supervisor begins comparing signatures on vote-by-mail voter certificates, the supervisor must publish notice of the access to be provided under this section, which may be access to the documents or images thereof, and the method of requesting such access. During such review, no person granted access for review may make any copy of a signature.

You must complete the affidavit for the "Inspection of Ballots Reasonable Access." Select one of the following links for the affidavit: Inspection of Ballots-Reasonable Access Affidavit (English) or Inspection of Ballots-Reasonable Access Affidavit (Spanish)

- You must print out the affidavit and bring it with you to your appointment.

- You will forfeit your appointment if you arrive more than (15) minutes after your designated time.

- You are limited to no more than 2 appointments per day.

 

To schedule your Reasonable Access Appointment select the following link:  Reasonable Access Appointments

 

Qualifying Periods

Qualifying Periods For Candidates

The qualifying period for candidates running for the offices listed below is from noon of the 120th day prior to the primary election, but not later than noon of the 116th day prior to the primary election.

  • Federal office
  • State Attorney
  • Public Defender
  • Judicial office

The qualifying period for candidates running for the offices listed below is from noon of the 71st day prior to the primary election, but not later than noon of the 67th day prior to the primary election.

  • State Office
  • Multicounty District Office
  • County Office
  • School Board Office
  • Any other District Office

For more information regarding qualifying dates for federal, state, judicial, county and special district offices, visit the Florida Division of Elections' website .

Select the Office for Required Candidate Paperwork

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

County Commission Candidates must file the two forms listed below prior to officially qualifying:

This form must be filed with the qualifying officer prior to the acceptance of any contribution or the expenditure of any funds by the candidate, including expenses by the candidate from his or her own personal funds.

This form must be filed with the qualifying officer within 10 days of having filed the DS/DE 9 form.

Once a candidate has filed the DE/DE 9 form, the qualifying officer will notify the candidate and his or her treasurer of the reporting dates for Campaign Treasurer's Reports.

These reports show who contributed money to the candidate and how the candidate spent the money. They, too are filed with the qualifying officer. 

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for County Commission Candidates are as follows:

 

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

Judicial Candidates must file the two forms listed below prior to officially qualifying:

This form must be filed with the qualifying officer prior to the acceptance of any contribution or the expenditure of any funds by the candidate, including expenses by the candidate from his or her own personal funds.

These forms must be filed with the qualifying officer within 10 days of having filed the DS/DE 9 form.

Once a candidate has filed the DS/DE 9 form, the qualifying officer will notify the candidate and his or her treasurer of the reporting dates for Campaign Treasurer's Reports.

These reports show who contributed money to the candidate and how the candidate spent the money. They, too are filed with the qualifying officer. 

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for Judicial Candidates are as follows:

 

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for Lake Soil and Water Conservation District Candidates are as follows:

 

 

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for Lake County Water Authority Candidates are as follows:

 

 

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for North Lake County Hospital Board of Trustees:

 

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

School Board Candidates must file the two forms listed below prior to officially qualifying:

This form must be filed with the qualifying officer prior to the acceptance of any contribution or the expenditure of any funds by the candidate, including expenses by the candidate from his or her own personal funds.

This form must be filed with the qualifying officer within 10 days of having filed the DS/DE 9 form.

Once a candidate has filed the DE/DE 9 form, the qualifying officer will notify the candidate and his or her treasurer of the reporting dates for Campaign Treasurer's Reports.

These reports show who contributed money to the candidate and how the candidate spent the money. They, too are filed with the qualifying officer. 

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for School Board Candidates are as follows:

 

Candidate qualifying is a significant investment of time and money. It is a process that requires timeliness, due diligence, research, and attention to detail. Regardless of the office you are considering campaigning for, this page is an essential resource in the qualifying process.

The qualifying officer can guide the candidate on which forms to file.

Additional information and forms for Community Development District (CDD):

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