File a Complaint

You can download a copy of the Commission's complaint form at the bottom of this webpage. Pursuant to Rule 2B-1.0025(4), Florida Administrative Code, your complaint must meet the following criteria in order to be considered legally sufficient.

  1. The complaint alleges a violation of Chapter 104 or 106, Florida Statutes;
  2. The complaint was made under oath in the presence of a notary public or other person authorized by law to administer oaths;
  3. The complaint contains the original signature of the complainant;
  4. The complaint contains specific facts upon which the complainant bases the allegation of a violation of law; and
  5. The complaint alleges a violation that occurred within two years of the date the complaint is filed with the Commission.

When completed, mail the complaint with your original signature to: The Florida Elections Commission 107 West Gaines Street Suite 224, Collins Building Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050.

The Commission will not accept faxed complaints because an original signature is required.

Filing More Than One Complaint
If you file more than one complaint against the same person, the Commission is barred from investigating the second complaint if it is based upon facts or allegations that were raised or could have been raised in the first complaint. See Section 106.25(2), Florida Statutes, and Rule 2B-1.0025(6), Florida Administrative Code.

Confidentiality & Complaints
Every sworn complaint filed with the Commission is exempt from the Public Records Law. Confidentiality provisions do not bind the person who filed the complaint. However, confidentiality provisions do bind the person named in the complaint, unless he or she files a written waiver with the Commission Clerk. See Section 106.25(7), Florida Statutes.

Within five working days of receiving the complaint, the Commission will mail a copy of the complaint to the person named in the complaint. The respondent shall have 14 days after receipt of the complaint to file an initial response, and a determination of legal sufficiency of the complaint may not be made during that time period. If the complaint is determined to be legally sufficient, the respondent shall be notified of such finding by letter. See Section 106.25(2), Florida Statutes.

Effective August 22, 2017, all complaints must be submitted on Form 1, available below.

Download Confidential Complaint form