Welcome to Candidate University!

Candidate University


The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Office offers a program called Candidate University for those seeking to run for public office or any member of the public interested in learning about the process. The program is designed to inform interested persons of the appropriate procedures and documents required to run for office in Okaloosa County. 


Candidate University consists of a three-hour curriculum focused on the fundamentals of becoming and being a candidate. Participants will be introduced to each step involved in the process including pre-filing, collecting petitions and qualifying. Campaign pitfalls will also be discussed as well as audits, recounts and contest of elections. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program and there is no cost to attend.




The 2020 Candidate University sessions will be held online due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Candidate University is a narrated PowerPoint in the form of three one-hour-long Youtube videos with additional materials in our online training portal. Those interested in attending must register with the Supervisor of Elections office at 850-689-5600 or dmitchell@myokaloosa.com to receive login information and access to the online portal



Summer 2019 - Crestview Class

Candidate University Summer Crestview Class


Summer 2019 - Shalimar Class

Candidate University Summer Shalimar Class


Fall 2018 - Shalimar Class


Fall 2018 - Crestview Class


Spring 2018 - Shalimar Class



Spring 2018 - Crestview Class


Fall 2017 - Shalimar Class


Fall 2017 - Crestview Class


Spring 2017 - Shalimar Class



Spring 2017 - Crestview Class



Fall 2016 - Shalimar Class



Fall 2016 - Crestview Class



Fall 2015 - Crestview Class



Fall 2015 - Fort Walton Beach Class



Spring 2015 - Fort Walton Beach Class



Fall 2014 - Fort Walton Beach Class



Fall 2014 - Crestview Class



Spring 2014 - Fort Walton Beach Class



Spring 2014 - Crestview Class



Fall 2013 Class - Fort Walton Beach


Fall 2013 Class - Crestview


Summer 2013 Class - Crestview


Summer 2013 Class - Fort Walton Beach


Fall 2012 Class - Crestview
CU CV Fall2012 

Fall 2012 Class - FWB
CU FWB Fall2012

Fall 2011 Class - FWB
CU 11-14-11

Summer 2011 Class - FWB
CU 8-25-11

Spring 2011 Class - FWB
CU 4-19-11

Spring 2010 Class - FWB
 CU 4-19-10

Summer 2009 Class - Crestview
CU Crestview 7-23-2009


Summer 2009 Class - FWB

Main Office:

302 N Wilson St, Ste 102, Crestview, FL 32536-3474

Phone: (850) 689-5600 | Fax: (850) 689-5644
(M-F: 8am - 5pm)

Branch Office:

1250 Eglin Pkwy, Ste 103, Shalimar, FL 32579

Phone: (850) 651-7272
(M-F: 8am - 5pm)