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Candidate Qualifying Handbook

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

State laws and handbooks

1.1 2014 Election Laws of the State of Florida  (revised September 2014)

1.2 2014 School District Governance Laws of the State of Florida

1.3 2014 Soil and Water Conservation Laws of the State of Florida

1.4 2014 Community Development Districts Laws of the State of Florida

1.5 2014 Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees - Chapter 112

1.6 2014 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook 

1.7 Candidate Petition Handbook  (revised September 2014)

1.8 Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Handbook 

1.9 2015 Guide to the Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees - State of Florida Commission on Ethics 

1.10 Guidelines for Determining When Residency Qualifications for Office Must be Met  (revised July 2014)

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Judicial information

2.1 Code of Judicial Conduct Supreme Court of Florida

2.2 Florida Supreme Court Opinion to the Governor, No. 94,791 

2.3 Florida Supreme Court Decision Miller v Mendez, No. SC00-2096 

2.4 Letter from the Supreme Court of Florida 

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County laws and handbooks

3.1 Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances

3.2 Miami-Dade County Home Rule Amendment and Charter 

3.3 Candidate Handbook on Public Financing 

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Qualifying information

4.1 Summary of 2016 Candidate Qualifying Dates  (revised 2/9/2015)

4.1a Summary of Candidate Qualifying Methods  (revised 2/24/2014)

4.2 County Court Judges  (revised 2/24/2014)

4.3 Property Appraiser  (revised 1/31/2014)

4.4 School Board Members  (revised 1/31/2014)

4.5 Board of County Commissioners  (revised 1/31/2014)

4.6 Community Council Members  (revised 1/31/2014)

4.7 South Dade Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors  (revised 2/24/2014)

4.8 Community Development District Board Members  (revised 6/13/2014)

4.9 Compilation of Forms  (revised 1/31/2014)

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Campaign finance reporting

5.1 Electronic Filing of Campaign Treasurer's Reports 

5.2 2013 Calendar of Reporting Dates 

5.2a 2014 Calendar of Reporting Dates 

5.2b 2015 Calendar of Reporting Dates

5.3 Guidelines to a Successful Campaign Report  (revised 11/7/2013)

5.4 Absentee Ballot Campaign Report (MD-ED 26) 

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Important candidate information

6.1 Poll Watcher information

6.2 Political Signage Information 

6.3 Wearing of Campaign Items While Voting 

6.4 Voter Solicitation / Electioneering 

6.5 Items for Sale through the Elections Department 

6.6 List of Municipal Clerks 

6.7 Precinct Cross-Reference Report 

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