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(as of 4/10/14)

1.0 - State Laws and Handbooks
2.0 - Judicial Information  
3.0 - County Laws and Handbooks  
4.0 - Qualifying Information  
5.0 - Campaign Finance Reporting  
6.0 - Important Candidate Information
7.0 - Recent Legislative Changes

1.0 State Laws and Handbooks

1.1- 2013 Election Laws of the State of Florida (revised August 2013)
1.2- 2013 School District Governance Laws of the State of Florida
1.3- 2013 Soil and Water Conservation Laws of the State of Florida
1.4- 2013 Community Development Districts Laws of the State of Florida 
1.5- 2013 Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees - Chapter 112
1.6- 2014 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook 
1.7- Candidate Petition Handbook (revised December 2013)
1.8- Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Handbook 
1.9- 2013 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 August 2011)

2.0 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 

3.0 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 

4.0 Qualifying Information

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 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 1/31/2014 
4.9- Compilation of Forms Revised 1/31/2014 

5.0 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 
5.3- Guidelines to a Successful Campaign Report Revised 11/7/13
5.4- Absentee Ballot Campaign Report (MD-ED 26) 
In accordance with Section 12-14.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, candidates running for the Offices of Miami-Dade County Mayor, Commissioner, Property Appraiser, Clerk of the Circuit Courts, and Community Council must now file this report to disclose the names of paid campaign workers engaged in absentee ballot activities.

6.0 Important Candidate Information


6.1- Absentee Ballot Information
6.2- Poll Watcher Information
6.3- Political Signage Information 
6.4- Wearing of Campaign Items While Voting 
6.5- Voter Solicitation / Electioneering 
6.6- Frequently Asked Questions by Candidates, from the Division of Elections
6.7- Items for Sale through the Elections Department 
6.8- List of Municipal Clerks 
6.9- Precinct Cross-Reference Report 
6.10- Precincts by Districts  
6.11- Voter Registration Statistics 
6.12- Elected Officials 

7.0 Recent Legislative Changes

7.1- Legislative Changes 

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