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Whether you are a new candidate or a current elected official, this information is to provide you with the necessary forms to announce your candidacy


Candidate Packets are available for pickup from the Town Clerk Eva Cooper Hapeman

At The Town of Lake Placid Government Center,

1069 US Highway 27 N, Lake Placid 33852


See Below included in Candidate Packets:


Ø  Forms needed to Announce Candidacy; (can be submitted any time prior to qualifying and become an announced candidate_

§  DS-DE 9

§  DS-DE 84

Ø  2020 Calendar  of Reporting Dates

Ø  Information on Qualifying and Qualifying Methods (

§  Qualifying Dates are Noon February 17, 2020 up to Noon February 21, 2020

§  Qualifying Method is done by paying the Qualifying Fee based on the salary of the office candidate is running.

§   DS-DE 302NP (Rev. 11/17) – Candidate Oath-Nonpartisan for Non-Partisan Office

§  CE Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests

Ø  Candidate & Campaign Treasurer Handbook, Florida Department of Elections (Rev. 10/03/2019).

Ø  Campaign Treasurer’s, Report Summary, Campaign Treasurer’s Report-Itemized Contributions and Campaign Treasurer’s Report-Itemized Expenditures.

Ø  Other important Dates

§  Public Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of the Voting and Tabulation Equipment to be used for the April 7, 2020 Town of Lake Placid Election in Highlands County, which will be held on Monday  March 30, 2020 beginning 10:00 a.m. Public Notice included.

§  The Canvassing and Tabulation of any ballots cast will convene at 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  The results of tabulation will not be released until after 7:00 p.m. as provided by law.


My goal is to help you avoid any problems you might encounter.  Please contact me at any time you have questions or concerns about this process.



Eva Cooper Hapeman

Town of Lake Placid

Town Clerk