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Village of Estero

Village of Estero Council Candidate Packet and Forms

Next Election Cycle for Village of Estero Council is March 7, 2023.

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.

Candidate Petition Deadline
Noon, December 14, 2022


Candidate Qualifying Dates
Noon, January 09, 2023 through Noon, January 13, 2023

Candidates may pre-qualify beginning December 26, 2022.

Candidate Publications
Publication dates reflect the current version of the publication and will be updated as revised versions become available for the 2023 election cycle.

Village of Estero Candidate Qualifying Resource Guide
Dates to Remember (04/2022)

Candidate and Campaign Treasurer's Handbook (04/27/2022)
Candidate and Campaign Treasurer's Reporting Calendar (2022)
Candidate Petition Handbook (11/02/2021)

Florida Statutes Chapter 104 (2021 Election Code Violations)
Florida Statutes Chapter 106 (2021 Campaign Finance)
The Election Laws of the State of Florida (09/2021 updated 08/2022

  • 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 Village of Estero may obtain the valid signatures of registered electors in Lee County as indicated below. 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 NOON, December 14, 2022.

District 3:  43 Signatures
District 4:  37 Signatures
District 5:  45 Signatures
District 7:  56 Signatures

  • 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) may be submitted beginning December 26, 2022.




  • Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest for 2022 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 - State and Local Partisan Office Required - submit at time of qualifying
    Candidate must file the Candidate Oath for the office sought. 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 

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: Stephen Rumer, Public Records Custodian
PHONE: 239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)

Melvin Morgan
Constitutional Complex
2480 Thompson St, 3rd Floor,
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(corner of Fowler St and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd)
Lee County Government Center
1039 SE 9th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33990
At Bonita Commons
25987 S Tamiami Trail, #105
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
South Fort Myers Branch Office
13180 S Cleveland Ave,
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(across the street from the Bell Tower Shops)

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