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Information for Candidates

If you'd like information about current and previous candidates, if you're looking to run for political office or if you're currently a candidate in Miami-Dade County, this page will give you all the information you'll need to get started.

  • Candidate Campaign Information

  • Candidate Reporting

    All Miami-Dade County candidates must file their Campaign Treasurer's Reports with the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections through the Online Reporting system. You'll need to get a login ID and password from us to file.

    We must receive your report no later than midnight on the day designated, per Florida Statute 106.0705(3). If we receive it late, you will be fined, per Florida Statute 106.07(8)(b).

    To review the reporting schedule, visit the Candidate Qualifying Handbook.

    Vote-by-Mail Ballot Campaign Reports

    Per Section 12-14.1 of the Miami-Dade County Code, candidates running for the offices of Miami-Dade County Mayor, Commissioner, Property Appraiser, Clerk of the Circuit Courts and Community Council must file a Vote-by-Mail Ballot Campaign Report to reveal the names of paid campaign workers who take part in vote-by-mail ballot activities.

    Once the report has been completed, send a signed electronic copy to campaigns@miamidade.gov.

    For quicker processing, make sure the email header includes the name of the candidate, the report name and references the type of report submitted (i.e. Jane Doe, 18-M03 VBM Campaign Report).

    Candidates for office are required to submit financial disclosure forms.

  • Miami-Dade County Reporting of Solicitation of Contributions (MD-ED 28)

    Effective January 1, 2017 and in accordance with Sections 12-14.2 and 12-14.2.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County and Municipal Elected Officers, and Candidates, must file form MD-ED 28 to publicly disclose when they commence solicitation activities for Political Committees, Electioneering Communications Organizations, Political Parties, and/or 501(c)4 organizations.

  • Candidate Qualifying Handbook

    The Candidate Qualifying Handbook has important information that you must know before deciding to be a candidate. You'll find detailed information for each County office up for election in 2018, information on campaign finance, County and state laws, and a lot of other valuable resources.

     

  • Candidate Qualifying Dates

    August 28, 2019


    November 6, 2018

    • Aventura General Election (August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
    • Bal Harbour General Election (August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
    • Biscayne Park General Municipal Election (August 13, 2018 – August 27, 2018)
    • Cutler Bay General and Special Elections (July 27, 2018 – August 10, 2018)
    • Doral General and Special Elections (July 10, 2018 – July 24, 2018)
    • El Portal General Election (August 13, 2018 – August 24, 2018)
    • Key Biscayne Municipal and Special Elections (August 13, 2018 – August 23, 2018)
    • Medley General Election (July 10, 2018 – August 8, 2018)
    • Miami Lakes General and Special Elections (July 30, 2018 – August 8, 2018)
    • North Bay Village General Election (July 19, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
    • North Miami Beach General Election (August 20, 2018 – August 25, 2018)
    • Opa-locka General Election (August 6, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
    • Palmetto Bay General and Special Elections (August 6, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
    • Pinecrest General Election (August 6, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
    • Sunny Isles Beach General Election (August 14, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
  • Legislative Changes

    Every now and then, election laws in local and state government are revised. As the laws change, candidates should stay informed. Read some of the legislative changes that have occurred over the years, and check back to see if there have been any updates since you last checked.

  • Regulation & Compliance

    Electronic filing of campaign treasurer's reports

    Any person or organization required to file campaign finance reports must file them via the electronic filing system. Citation - Florida Statute - Chapter 106.0705

    Reports; Certification and Filing

    Candidates or committees must file reports of all contributions received and all expenditures made. Citation - Florida Statute - Chapter 106.07

Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Locations and Hours

  • Elections Department

    2700 NW 87 Avenue, Doral, FL 33172
    305-499-VOTE (8683)
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    *Excluding County holidays

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