Candidate Oath
(Section 99.021(1)(a), Florida Statutes)
I,
(Print name above as you wish it to appear on the ballot. If your last name consists of two or more names but has no
hyphen, check box . (See page 2 - Compound Last Names). No change can be made after the end of qualifying.
Although a write-in candidate’s name is not printed on the ballot, the name must be printed above for oath purposes.)
am a candidate for the nonpartisan office of
,
,
(Office) (District #)
,
; I am a qualified elector of
County, Florida;
(Circuit #) (Group or Seat #)
I am qualified under the Constitution and the Laws of Florida to hold the office to which I desire to be nominated or elected; I
have qualified for no other public office in the state, the term of which office or any part thereof runs concurrent with the office
I seek; and I have resigned from any office from which I am required to resign pursuant to Section 99.012, Florida Statutes;
and I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida.
CANDIDATE OATH
NONPARTISAN OFFICE
(Do not use this form if a Judicial or School Board Candidate)
Check box only if you are seeking to qualify as a
write-in candidate:
Write-in candidate
X
(
)
Signature of Candidate
Telephone Number Email Address
Address City State ZIP Code
STATE OF FLORIDA
Signature of Notary Public
COUNTY OF
Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public below:
Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me by
physical or
online presence this day of , 20 .
Personally Known: or Produced Identification:
Type of Identification Produced:
Rule 1S-2.0001, F.A.C.
OFFICE USE ONLY
Candidate’s Florida Voter Registration Number (located on your voter information card):
Phonetic spelling for audio ballot: Print name phonetically on the line below as you wish it to be pronounced on the audio
ballot as may be used by persons with disabilities (see instructions on page 2 of this form): [Not applicable to write-in candidates.]
DS-DE 302NP (Rev. 04/20)
Compound Last Names
If your last name consists of two or more names and has no hyphen, check the box in the Candidate Oath section. If you fail to
check the box, your name will be listed with the name appearing last on the line. Example: John Jones SmithIf the last name has
no hyphen and you do not check the box, the last name on the ballot would be Smith”. If you check the box, your last name would
be listed on the ballot as “Jones Smith.” If you have a hyphen within your last name, the last name would be listed as “Jones-Smith.
Guide for Designating Phonetic Spelling
of Candidate’s Name for Audio Ballot
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use tables below.
Use upper case for “stressed” syllables. Use lower case for “unstressed” syllables.
Use dashes (-) to separate syllables.
Add any notes such as rhyming examples, silent letters, etc.
Do not submit this page to the filing officer.
DS-DE 302NP (Rev. 04/20)
Rule 1S-2.0001, F.A.C.
Examples of Phonetically Spelled Names
NAME ON BALLOT PRONOUNCED AS
Mishaud
mee-SHO (‘d’ is silent)
Jahn
HAHN (rhyme: fawn)
Beauprez
boo-PRAI (rhyme: hooray)
Maniscalco
man-uh-SKAL-ko
Tangipahoa TAN-ji-pah-HO-uh
Monte
Mahn-TAI
Tanya TAWN-yuh (not TAN)
Consonants
B
(BED) bed
R
(RED) red
D
(DET) debt
S
(SET) set
F
(FED) fed
T
(TEN) ten
G
(GET) get
V
(VET) vet
H
(HED) head
Y
(YET) yet
HW
(HWICH) which
W
(WICH) witch
J
(JUHG) jug
CH
(CHUCRCH) church
K
(KAD) cad
SH
(SHEEP) sheep
L
(LAIM) lame
TS
(ITS) its (PITS-feeld) Pittsfield
M
(MAT) mat
TH
(THEI) Thigh
N
(NET) net
TH
(THEI) Thy
NG
(SING-uhr) singer
ZH
(A-zhuhr) azure (VI-zhuhn) vision
P
(PET) pet
Z
(GOODZ) goods (HUH-buhz-tuhn) Hubbardston
Vowels
Stressed Vowel Sounds
Unstressed Vowel Sounds
EE
(FEET) feet
uh
(SO-fuh) sofa (FING-guhr) finger
I
(FIT) fit
E
(BED) bed
A
(KAT) cat (KAD) cad
AH
(FAH-thur) father (PAHR) par
AH
(HAHT) hot (TAH-dee) toddy
UH
(FUHJ) fudge (FLUHD) flood
UH
(CHUHRCH) church
AW
(FAWN) fawn
Certain Vowel Sounds with R
U
(FUL) full
AHR
(PAHR) par
OO
(FOOD) food
ER
(PER) pair
OU
(FOUND) found
IR
(PIR) peer
O
(FO) foe
OR
(POR) pour
EI
(FEIT) fight
OOR
(POOR) poor
AI
(FAIT) fate
UHR
(PUHR) purr
OI
(FOIL) foil
YOO
(FYOOR-ee-uhs) furious
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