For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Contact: Sarah Revell
Qualifying Period Approaching
Qualifying Period for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Judicial, State Attorney (20th Circuit Only) and Public Defender (20th Circuit Only) is Noon, April 30 – Noon, May 4
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Secretary of State Ken Detzner released the following statement regarding the upcoming qualifying period approaching for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Judicial, State Attorney (20th Circuit only) and Public Defender (20th Circuit only) candidates from noon, April 30 to noon, May 4. 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.
“2018 will be a busy election year in Florida, and I encourage all candidates who plan to run for office to file qualifying papers within the permissible window,” said Secretary 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 for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Judicial, State Attorney (20th Circuit only) and Public Defender (20th Circuit only) 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: the 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.