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Candidate Qualifying Handbook

Read information about running for a Miami-Dade County office.

Qualifying information

1.1  2018 Candidate Qualifying Summary (revised 01/08/2018)

2018 Ballot Issues Deadlines 
2018 Primary and General Elections Ballot Contents 

1.2  2018 County Court Judges (revised 03/02/2018)

1.3  2018 School Board Members (revised 03/26/2018)

1.4  2018 Board of County Commissioners (revised 05/08/2018)

2018 Board of County Commissioners, District 5, Vacancy Election (revised 06/05/2018)

1.5  2018 Community Council Members (revised 03/26/2018)

1.6  2018 South Dade Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors (revised 06/11/2018)

1.7  2018 Community Development District Board Members (revised 06/07/2018)

1.8  2018 Compilation of Forms (revised 01/08/2018)

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Campaign finance reporting

2.1  Electronic Filing of Campaign Treasurer's Reports 

2.2  2017 - 2018 Calendar of Reporting Dates

2018 Calendar of Reporting Dates - Board of County Commissioners, District 5, Vacancy Election (revised 06/05/2018)

2.3  Guidelines to a Successful Campaign Report 

2.4  Vote by Mail Ballot Campaign Report (MD-ED 26) 

2.5  Miami-Dade County Contributing Entity Form Property Appraiser (MD-ED-19) 

2.6  Miami-Dade County Reporting of Solicitation of Contributions (MD-ED 28) 

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Important candidate information

3.1  Poll Watcher information

3.2  Political Signage Information 

3.3  Wearing of Campaign Items While Voting 

3.4  Voter Solicitation / Electioneering 

3.5  Florida Division of Elections FAQ for Candidates

3.6  Items for Sale through the Elections Department 

3.7  List of Municipal Clerks 

3.8  Precinct Cross-Reference Report 

3.9  Advisory Opinion - DE 16-01 Establishing Residency 

3.10  Advisory Opinion - DE 16-02 Incentives for Voting 

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County laws and handbooks

4.1  Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances

4.2  Miami-Dade County Home Rule Amendment and Charter 

4.3  Candidate Handbook on Public Financing 

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State laws and handbooks

5.1  The Florida Election Code(revised July 2017)

5.2  2014 School District Governance Laws of the State of Florida

5.3  2014 Soil and Water Conservation Laws of the State of Florida

5.4  2014 Community Development Districts Laws of the State of Florida

5.5  2014 Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees - Chapter 112

5.6  2018 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook (April 2018)

5.7  2018 Candidate Petition Handbook (April 2018)

5.8  Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Handbook  (June 2011)

5.9  2016 Guide to the Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees - State of Florida Commission on Ethics 

5.10  Guidelines for Determining When Residency Qualifications for Office Must be Met  (February 2016)

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Judicial information

6.1  Code of Judicial Conduct Supreme Court of Florida
6.2  2018 Judicial Campaign Conduct Forums (February 2018)

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