Election, Campaign and Advocacy Ads
Island Sand Paper
All advertising related to any election, campaign or issue advocacy must include the name and functioning contact information (email or phone number) of the entity placing the ad.
All campaign and election advertising must comply with current Florida Department of State, Division of Elections regulations. It is the responsibility of the advertiser to comply with all State laws regarding campaign advertising. dos.myflorida.com/elections/
Any political advertisement that is paid for by a candidate must prominently state: “Political advertisement paid for and approved by (name of candidate), (party affiliation) for (office sought)” OR “Paid by (name of candidate), (party affiliation), for (office sought).”
Disclaimer for Write-in Candidates – Any political advertisement that is paid for by a write-in candidate must prominently state: “Political advertisement paid for and approved by”(name of candidate)”, write-in candidate, for “(office sought)”; or “Paid by”(name of candidate)”, write-in candidate, for”(office sought)”
All campaign advertising must also include the name and functioning contact information (email or phone number) of the entity placing ad.
Independent Campaign Ads
Any political advertisement paid for someone other than a candidate or party shall prominently state “Paid political advertisement paid for by (name and address or person paying for advertisement) independently of any (candidate or committee).”
Any person who places an independent political advertisement shall provide a written statement to the Sand Paper that no candidate has approved the advertisement for each such advertisement submitted. The advertisement must also contain a statement that, “ No candidate has approved this advertisement.”
Electioneering ads refer to any advertising placed in the Sand Paper within 60 days of an election, that refers to a candidate without specifically advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate but whose content would reasonably be interpreted as supporting or opposing a candidate.
Electioneering ads must carry a disclaimer that reads, “Paid electioneering communication paid for by (name and address of person paying for the ad)”
Any advertising whose intent is to bring awareness to an issue or position or promote a specific action will be considered an Issue Advocacy ad and must include a contact name and functioning phone number or email in the ad.