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Lee County Special Districts

 


Lee County Special District Candidate Packet and Forms

Next Election Cycle for Special District Offices is 2022.

 

Scroll down for online candidate packet contents available for downloading. 

Candidates may also obtain Forms and Publications by visiting the Florida Division of Elections website.

2022 Special District offices include:
Captiva Erosion Prevention District, Community Development Districts, Fort Myers Beach Public Library District, Fort Myers Beach Mosquito Control District, Independent Fire Control and Prevention Districts, Lee County Mosquito Control District, Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors, and the Sanibel Public Library District.

Candidate Petition Deadline
Noon, May 16, 2022


All Other Candidates Qualifying Dates
Noon, June 13, 2022 through Noon, June 17, 2022
Candidates may begin pre-qualifying on May 30, 2022


Candidate Publications
Publication dates reflect the current version of the publication and will be updated as revised versions become available.

 
Dates to Remember (03/2020)
Candidate and Campaign Treasurer's Handbook (10/03/19)
Candidate and Campaign Treasurer's Reporting Calendar 
Candidate Petition Handbook (08/10/20)
Florida Statutes Chapter 104 (2019 Election Code Violations)
Florida Statutes Chapter 105 (2019 Non-partisan Elections)
Florida Statutes Chapter 106 (2019 Campaign Finance)
The Election Laws of the State of Florida (10/2020) 

Candidate Qualifying Forms

  • Lee County Special District Candidate Qualifying Instructions 
  • Affidavit of Intent - Special District Candidate Initial Filing - Required
  • DSDE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository Initial Filing - Required - only if the candidate will actively campaign
    Any special district candidate who intends to accept contributions or make expenditures in connection with his/her campaign must appoint a campaign treasurer, designate a campaign depository, and file periodic campaign treasurer’s reports with the Lee County Supervisor of Elections. Contributions and expenditures include any made by the candidate in connection with his/her campaign.
  • Campaign Financial Reporting System Affidavit Initial Filing - Required 
    The Lee County Supervisor of Elections provides its own (CFR) Campaign Financial Reporting System for the filing of required campaign finance reports. The Lee County (CFR) Campaign Financial Reporting System facilitates the electronic filing of required campaign finance reports in lieu of filing original and signed campaign finance reports by hand delivery or standard mail.  Upon filing Form DS-DE 9, a candidate and his/her campaign treasurer and deputy treasurer (if one is appointed) will be provided a User Identification Number, password and PIN access to the CFR System for the filing of required campaign treasurer’s reports.
  • DSDE 104 Candidate Petition Form Optional 
    A candidate for a special district office may obtain the valid signatures of 25 registered electors of the district. Submit signatures to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections for validation. Upon certification, by the Supervisor of Elections, that the candidate has obtained the required number of valid signatures, the signatures shall take the place of the filing fee.  Signatures must be submitted on or before May 16, 2022.
  • Nickname on Ballot Affidavit May be required if using a nickname - review instructions for applicability
    If you plan to designate a nickname on your Candidate Oath form other than a generally recognized, shortened version of your legal name, you must provide notice of your intention to the Supervisor of Elections well in advance of the qualifying period and make a satisfactory showing you are generally known by the nickname or that you have used the nickname as part of your legal name.

 

Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests, the Candidate Oath 

and Filing Fee (if any) submitted during qualifying.

 

  • Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest for 2021 Required - submit at time of qualifying
    Candidate must file Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests for the office sought.  This form may only be submitted during the qualifying period.

     
  • DSDE 302NP Candidate Oath - Non-partisan Office Required - submit at time of qualifying - EXCEPT Lee Memorial Health System Candidates
    A special district candidate must file the correct Candidate Oath for the office sought.  This form may only be submitted during the qualifying period. 

     
  • DSDE 302NP Modified Candidate Oath - Non-partisan Office Lee Memorial Health System Candidates ONLY! - Required - submit at time of qualifying
    A Health System candidate must file the correct Candidate Oath for the office of Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors. This form may only be submitted during the qualifying period.
     
  • Canvassing Board Meeting and Logic and Accuracy Testing Schedules Required - submit at time of qualifying
     
  • Filing Fee Schedule Submit filing fee at time of qualifying 
    $25.00 filing fee. A special district candidate may pay the filing fee with a personal check, cash, money order or campaign check (if a campaign account has been established at a financial institution).  If paying by personal check, money order or campaign check, make check payable to the Lee County Elections Office for the EXACT amount. A candidate who obtains the required number of valid candidate petition signatures, for the office sought, will not be required to pay a filing fee.  
Form 6 Full and Public Statement of Financial Interest for 2017 (Candidate must file Form 6 Statement of Financial Interests for the office sought.  This form may only be submitted during the qualifying period.)
Form 6 Full and Public Statement of Financial Interest for 2017 (Candidate must file Form 6 Statement of Financial Interests for the office sought.  This form may only be submitted during the qualifying period.)

 

Tommy Doyle, Supervisor of Elections, Lee County

Mailing Address for all Correspondence:
P. O. Box 2545, Fort Myers FL 33902-2545
PHONE (all offices): 239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)
HOURS (all offices): M - F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Records Requests:
Contact: Todd Putnam, Public Records Custodian
PHONE: 239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)
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