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 2014 and 2016 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 2014 and 2016 General Election Ballot, 683,149 signatures are required.

In order to comply with sections 15.21 and 16.061, Florida Statutes, you will need to collect and have verified at 68,314 signatures obtained from voters residing in at least 7 Congressional Districts in Florida.

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 356,435 28,515 2,851
SECOND 343,558 27,485 2,748
THIRD 329,165 26,333 2,633
FOURTH 351,564 28,125 2,813
FIFTH 279,598 22,368 2,237
SIXTH 363,402 29,072 2,907
SEVENTH 333,990 26,719 2,672
EIGHTH 365,738 29,259 2,926
NINTH 277,101 22,168 2,217
TENTH 329,366 26,349 2,635
ELEVENTH 359,004 28,720 2,872
TWELFTH 345,407 27,633 2,763
THIRTEENTH 344,500 27,560 2,756
FOURTEENTH 295,917 23,673 2,367
FIFTEENTH 304,932 24,395 2,439
SIXTEENTH 360,734 28,859 2,886
SEVENTEENTH 299,464 23,957 2,396
EIGHTEENTH 345,399 27,632 2,763
NINETEENTH 323,317 25,865 2,587
TWENTIETH 264,721 21,178 2,118
TWENTY-FIRST 326,392 26,111 2,611
TWENTY-SECOND 329,816 26,385 2,639
TWENTY-THIRD 290,042 23,203 2,320
TWENTY-FOURTH 263,367 21,069 2,107
TWENTY-FIFTH 240,521 19,242 1,924
TWENTY-SIXTH 268,898 21,512 2,151
TWENTY-SEVENTH 247,023 19,762 1,976
TOTAL 8,539,371 683,149 68,314