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Qualifying Period Approaching

Qualifying period for all statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates (excluding judicial, state attorney and public defender candidates) is Noon, June 18 – Noon, June 22

Tallahassee –

The qualifying period for all statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates (excluding judicial, state attorney and public defender candidates) begins at Noon, June 18 and ends at Noon, June 22. Qualifying papers are currently being accepted, pursuant to Section 99.061(8) F.S. which permits qualifying papers to be submitted 14 days prior to the beginning of the qualifying period. Any qualifying papers submitted early will be processed when the qualifying period begins.

“I encourage candidates to file qualifying papers as early as possible and within the permissible window,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “Information about qualifying is available on the Division of Elections’ website and the Division’s staff is here to help.”

The Division of Elections website will be updated as qualifying paperwork is received throughout the week of qualifying for all statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates (excluding judicial, state attorney and public defender candidates).

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About the Division of Elections The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s chief election officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three bureaus: Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit dos.myflorida.com/elections.