Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee has issued the following emergency rules concerning the Candidate Petition Process and Candidate Qualifying Papers in order to limit person-to-person contact.

Emergency Rule 1SER20-1 - Designation of Division of Elections as Filing Office for Department of State; Requirements for Candidate Qualifying Papers; Withdrawal of Candidacy.

Allows qualifying papers to be submitted by email thereby removing the requirement that qualifying papers be filed in person. Qualifying papers must be attached in .pdf format. Qualifying fees may be submitted by USPS mail or delivery service. Qualifying forms have been updated to reflect the notary statement accordingly.



Emergency Rule 1SER20-2 - Candidate Petition Process

Removes the requirement that the voter’s original ink signature be submitted on a candidate petition and allows for an image of the voter’s original signature be utilized for comparison when verifying candidate petitions.




Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Office to be closed to public; all functions remain active remotely or by appointment

TAYLOR COUNTY, FL (March 20, 2020) — Taylor County Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland is announcing that her physical office will be closed to the public beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This has been a very hard decision to make as I always want to be available to serve you in whatever manner needed. However, after much thought and consideration and to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 and to help protect visitors and my staff I find myself having to make this decision.

Although my office may be closed to the public, I remain committed to serving each of you. I will continue to staff my office during normal office hours and we will continue to be available whenever needed.

If you are a candidate, voter or a member of the public who needs assistance, you may reach us through email at taylorelections@gtcom.net, by phone at 850-838-3515, or by appointment when necessary.

Taylor County residents may still register to vote, update their registration, or request mail ballots online at taylorelections.com, by email at taylorelections@gtcom.net, or by phone at 850-838-3515.

Candidates who have already filed or those who may be interested in the candidate process and have questions may reach us by email at taylorelections@gtcom.net, or by phone at 850-838-3515. We will continue to be available during normal office hours to accept your candidate petitions or to meet with potential candidates.

We ask that you continue to visit our website at taylorelections.com as we will continue to update this site with election information as we move towards the August and November elections.

If you have any questions or need assistance don’t hesitate to contact your Supervisor of Elections at 850-838-3515.


NOTICE:  This website is currently under renovation to ensure accessibility by any disabled individual. If anyone encounters an inaccessible feature on this website, please contact our office at (850)838-3515 or email taylorelections@gtcom.net to advise what inaccessible feature was encountered, and to allow us to provide the desired information through alternative means, until such time as the website renovation is complete.