Florida Department of State

  • Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
  • 500 South Bronough Street
  • Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0250
  • (850)245-6200

Division of Elections

Congressional District Requirements
(required signatures for the 2006 and 2008 General Election Ballot)

Petitions must be signed by a number of electors in each of one half of the Congressional Districts of the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight percent of the votes cast in each of such districts respectively and in the state as a whole in the last preceding election in which Presidential electors were chosen. For the 2006 and 2008 General Election Ballot, 611,009 signatures were required.

In order to comply with sections 15.21 and 16.061, Florida Statutes, 61,114 signatures obtained from voters residing in at least 7 Congressional Districts in Florida were required.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS ACTUAL TOTAL VOTING 8% REQUIRED BY ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 FLORIDA CONSTITUTION 10% of 8% REQUIRED BY ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
FIRST 323,809 25,905 2,591
SECOND 337,536 27,003 2,701
THIRD 241,271 19,302 1,931
FOURTH 329,748 26,380 2,638
FIFTH 383,141 30,652 3,066
SIXTH 347,760 27,821 2,782
SEVENTH 361,882 28,951 2,896
EIGHTH 304,537 24,363 2,437
NINTH 347,542 27,804 2,781
TENTH 317,427 25,395 2,540
ELEVENTH 252,583 20,207 2,021
TWELFTH 288,747 23,100 2,310
THIRTEENTH 361,836 28,947 2,895
FOURTEENTH 362,767 29,022 2,903
FIFTEENTH 342,514 27,402 2,741
SIXTEENTH 336,559 26,925 2,693
SEVENTEENTH 217,008 17,361 1,737
EIGHTEENTH 237,720 19,018 1,902
NINETEENTH 329,334 26,347 2,635
TWENTIETH 291,803 23,345 2,335
TWENTY-FIRST 225,717 18,058 1,806
TWENTY-SECOND 327,279 26,183 2,619
TWENTY-THIRD 207,836 16,627 1,663
TWENTY-FOURTH 341,058 27,285 2,729
TWENTY-FIFTH 220,073 17,606 1,761
TOTAL 7,637,487 611,009 61,113