Candidate Qualifying HandbookInformation on how to run for a Miami-Dade County Office.
Candidate Campaign Reports and Qualifying DocumentsSee the list of previous and current candidates and access their campaign reports and qualifying documents.
Candidate Online ReportingOnline tool for Miami-Dade County Candidates to report contributions and expenditures.
Recent Legislative Changes
- The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 13-05 on January 23, 2013, amending Section 12-14 of the Code of Miami-Dade County pertaining to paid campaign workers participating in absentee ballot activities. 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 a separate campaign report to disclose the names of paid campaign workers engaged in absentee ballot activities.
- The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 11-93 on December 6, 2011, amending Section 12-14 of the Code of Miami-Dade County pertaining to absentee ballot handling. This amendment added penalties for picking up and/or returning absentee ballots if not authorized to do so as a designee.
- The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 11-87 , adopted on November 13, 2011, amending Sections 12-17 and 12-21 of the Code of Miami-Dade County regarding the filing of campaign finance reports. The original signed hardcopies are no longer required.
- House Bill 1355 made significant changes to the Election Laws of the State of Florida in 2011.
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