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Candidate Packet

Instructions - Candidate Qualifying Forms

Forms to be filed with City Clerk during Qualifying Period (NOON - Monday, December 7, 2020 and ends at NOON - Friday, December 18, 2020, excluding weekends)

The first three forms that are highlighted must be filed with the City Clerk, in person only, during the Qualifying Period before circulating petitions for signature.

  1. Application for District Commissioner or Mayor – Residency Oath Affidavit
  2. Candidate Public Disclosure Form
  3. DS-DE 9, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer (This form is filed with Forms 1 & 2 above.)
  4. DS-DE 84, Statement of Candidate (Must file this form with City Clerk within 10 days of filing DS-DE 9, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer – fines apply)
  5. DS-DE 302NP (Rev. 04/20): Candidate Oath – Non-Partisan Office
  6. FORM 1: Statement of Financial Interests
  7. DS-DE 104, Candidate Petition Form (Candidate must sign a petition Form)

A candidate can collect signatures as soon as a completed Form DS-DE 9, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository, is filed with the City Clerk. Petitions signed prior to the date Form DS-DE 9 is filed with the City Clerk are not valid. (Signed Petitions can only be accepted by the City Clerk during the Candidate Qualifying Period.

Fees to be paid during Qualifying Period – (Each check is written separately and made payable to the City of Madeira Beach)

  1. 1% Election Assessment (Sec. 99.093 F.S.) – $75.00 (District Commissioner Salary $7,500 annually x 1% = $75.00)
  2. Petition Fee - 100 Petitions or 50 Petitions plus $50.00 fee (City Charter, Sec.3.3, (C))
  3. Signature Verification Fee (Sec. 99.097(4), F.S.) - There is a fee of 10 cents per signature to be paid for the cost of verifying the signature. The fee must be paid at the time petitions are turned in to the City Clerk during the Candidate Qualifying Period. All petitions turned in are verified.

Forms that do not get turned in during Qualifying Period

1. Sample Affidavit for Use of Nickname on Ballot (informational)
2. Designation of Poll Watchers (File this form with the City Clerk no later than noon on the 2nd Tuesday (February 23, 2021) before the election Day if you wish to designate a poll watcher for Election Day)

Qualifying Forms must be filed with the City Clerk during the qualifying period, in person onl.

Clara VanBlargan, City Clerk

City of Madeira Beach
300 Municipal Drive
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
PH: 727-391-9951, Est. 231
cvanblargan@madeirabeachfl.gov

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