Countdown to August 26 Primary Election
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Candidate Qualifying Handbook
Read information about running for a Miami-Dade County office.
- State laws and handbooks
- Judicial information
- County laws and handbooks
- Qualifying information
- Campaign finance reporting
- Important candidate information
State laws and handbooks
1.1 2013 Election Laws of the State of Florida (revised August 2013)
1.7 Candidate Petition Handbook (revised December 2013)
1.10 Guidelines for Determining When Residency Qualifications for Office Must be Met (revised August 2011)Back to Top
Judicial informationBack to Top
County laws and handbooksBack to Top
4.1 Summary of Candidate Qualifying Dates (revised 1/17/2014)
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)Back to Top
Campaign finance reporting
5.3 Guidelines to a Successful Campaign Report (revised 11/7/2013)Back to Top
Important candidate informationBack to Top
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