Becoming a Candidate

The first step in any election campaign is to appoint a campaign treasurer and designate a campaign depository. Form DS-DE9 (PDF) "State of Florida Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates" is provided for your use. Please complete and return to the Village Clerk. A candidate may be his or her own campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer.

Campaign Depository


Your campaign depository must be a bank, savings and loan association or credit union authorized to do business in the State of Florida. The account may be entitled "(Name of Candidate) Campaign Account." This account must be separate from any personal or business accounts. All monetary contributions received must be deposited in the campaign account within five business days of receipt. Only the campaign treasurer or the deputy campaign treasurer may sign campaign expenditure checks.

Statement of Candidate


Within ten days of opening a campaign account, you must return Form DS-DE "Statement of Candidate" to the Village Clerk. Upon the filing of this form (PDF), you may begin to collect and spend campaign funds.