For Immediate Release
Friday, May 27, 2022
Contact: Mallory Morgan
Qualifying Period Approaching
Qualifying period for U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Senator, State Representative, and Multi-County Special Districts is Noon, Monday, June 13 – Noon, Friday, June 17
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Secretary of State Cord Byrd announces the upcoming qualifying period for U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Senator, State Representative, and Multi-County Special Districts from noon, June 13 to noon, June 17. Pursuant to Section 99.061(8) F.S., qualifying papers are permitted to be submitted 14 days prior to the beginning of the qualifying period.
The division will begin accepting qualifying documents on May 30, 2022. While state offices are closed on Memorial Day, qualifying documents can still be placed in the secure box provided just inside the front lobby doors of the R.A. Gray Building located at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 between the hours of 8 AM – 5 PM on May 30. State offices will reopen at 8 AM on May 31, 2022.
“As Florida’s chief elections officer, I want to remind all candidates who are running for the offices listed above to turn in the appropriate paperwork as soon as possible beginning on May 30,” said Secretary Byrd. “This helps our office collect, review and maintain the database in a timely, organized manner.”
The qualifying period and pre-qualifying submission period above also applies to County and District offices. However, the qualifying paperwork must be submitted to the county Supervisor of Elections’ office as the qualifying officer. Please contact your county Supervisor of Elections for more information.
The Division of Elections website will be updated during the week as candidates meet the qualification requirements.
About the Florida 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/.