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 Smith – If 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. Use tables below.
2. Use upper case for “stressed” syllables. Use lower case for “unstressed” syllables.
3. Use dashes (-) to separate syllables.
4. Add any notes such as rhyming examples, silent letters, etc.
(SO-fuh) sofa (FING-guhr) finger
(FAH-thur) father (PAHR) par
(HAHT) hot (TAH-dee) toddy
(FUHJ) fudge (FLUHD) flood
Certain Vowel Sounds with R
Do not submit this page to the filing officer.
DS-DE 302NP (Rev. 11/17) Rule 1S-2.0001, F.A.C.
(ITS) its (PITS-feeld) Pittsfield
(A-zhuhr) azure (VI-zhuhn) vision
(GOODZ) goods (HUH-buhz-tuhn) Hubbardston
Examples of Phonetically Spelled Names