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Information for Potential Candidates

If you're interested in running for an office, there are steps and guides to follow.  An information packet will be given to you when you decide you're ready to file.

Below we have some guidelines and dates you'll need to keep in mind.


*The Statement of Candidate is due 10 days after filing to run. This states that you have been provided access to read and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, FL Statutes.  

FL Statutes Chapter 106

*Last date for candidates to change party affiliation is 365 days before qualifying.


You are not qualified unless all of the following items are completed and on file in the supervisor’s office by the appropriate date. (Dates are below)

 __Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository

__Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interest (2017)

__Candidate’s oath

        Loyalty Oath

        Statement of Political Party Affiliation (Partisan Candidates Only)

__Copy of Notice of Obtaining Ballot Position (Alternative Method)


__Check drawn on campaign account for qualifying fees.


To qualify using the petition method you will need 45 completed petitions signed by any active registered voter in Liberty County regardless of party affiliation. 

The petitions verification fee is .10 cents a petition due prior to petitions being verified.


Last date to Submit Petitions:

JUDICIAL - Noon, April 2, 2018 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER - Noon, May 21, 2018

SCHOOL BOARD - Noon, May 21, 2018


Qualifying Dates:  

JUDICIAL -  Noon, April 30 – Noon, May 4, 2018

COUNTY -  Noon, June 18 – Noon, June 22, 2018

COUNTY -  Noon, June 18 – Noon, June 22, 2018


If you choose to qualify by paying a qualifying fee the amount will be:

County Judge – $5,520.80

County Commissioner (Dist. 2, 4) - $1,486.50

School Board (Dist. 3,4,5) - $977.32


Election Dates:                                                                Books Close for Registration  

Primary Election – August 28, 2018                               July 30, 2018

General Election – November 6, 2018                           October 9, 2018


L & A Test on Tabulator:                                            Early Voting

Primary Election – August 7 @ 9 a.m.                           August 13 – August 25

General Election – October 16 @ 9 a.m.                        October 22 – November 3


*Instructions for Online Reporting will be given when you file. You will be filing through our website.

*The guide to campaign financial information is located here: Candidate & Campaign Treasurer Handbook