NEXT ELECTION WILL BE IN 2024
The next election for Democratic and Republican Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen will be in 2024. Candidates for political party precinct positions will qualify for office during the same period as state and county candidates.
The form used for qualifying as Committeemen/Committeewomen (State or Precinct) is the DS-DE 305CM Candidate Oath - Committeemen and Committeewomen. Typically, the political committees collect the forms and submit them to the elections’ office during the qualifying period. However, anyone may file his/her form directly with the elections’ office.
The number of precinct committeepersons allowed per precinct are based on voter registration statistics for each precinct as regulated by party rules. Only the names of candidates, with opposition in their precinct, will appear on the Primary Election ballot for individual precincts. There is no run-off election for these positions. The term of office is four years.
The elections’ office performs a ministerial function in reviewing qualifying papers. This includes the listing of the candidate’s name as it is to appear on the ballot. If the candidate makes a mistake or wishes to change the way their name is to appear on the ballot, they must complete a new DS-DE 305CM prior to the close of qualifying.
The Democratic Party elects a State Committeeman and State Committeewoman internally. The Republican Party candidates for State Committeeman and State Committeewoman appear on every Republican Primary Election ballot as they are elected countywide. There is no run-off election for this position and the term of office is four years.
Campaign Finance as it relates to a candidate for State/Precinct Committeeperson
- An individual running for State or Precinct Committeeman/Committeewoman who receives a contribution or makes an expenditure, shall file a report of all contributions received and all expenditures made. The report shall be filed no later than midnight (EST) on the 4th day preceding the Primary Election.
- All contributions and expenditures must be reported as required by Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.
- Reports shall be filed online using the Supervisor of Elections’ Campaign Financial Reporting System (106.07, Florida Statutes).
- It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Supervisor of Elections’ candidate department if they need to file this report so they may receive the necessary sign-on credentials and signature PINs.
- Late reports are subject to automatic fines (106.0702, Florida Statutes).
- NOTE: If no contributions are received (including personal funds) and no expenditures are made (including from personal funds) the State/Precinct Committeeman/Committeewoman candidate is not required to file this report.
Interested individuals should contact their party executive committee for additional information about qualifying as a candidate for state or precinct committeemen and committeewomen or to obtain information about membership guidelines and party rules.