Procedures for running and qualifying for office in Florida are established by the state election code, Chapters 97 to 106 of the Florida Statutes.
Offices that Qualify with the Florida Division of Elections in Tallahassee:
• Federal, State
• Multi-county Special District
Offices that Qualify with the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections:
• Single-county District
Each municipality’s City or Town Clerk is the Qualifying Officer for their respective municipal candidates.
If you are interested in running for a Brevard County or Special District office, we are here to help! Candidates who file with the Supervisor of Elections will receive a Candidate Packet that will provide information on the specific requirements for the office you are seeking. Please contact the Candidate Coordinator at Candidate@VoteBrevard.gov, or call us at 321-633-2124 for more information.
Qualifying Periods for 2020:
For U.S. Representative, Judicial, State Attorney and Public Defender candidates: April 20 (begins at noon) -> April 24 (ends at noon)
For State Legislative, Multicounty, County, and District candidates: June 8 (begins at noon) -> June 12 (ends at noon)
Petition Deadlines for 2020:
For U.S. Representative, Judicial, State Attorney and Public Defender candidates: March 23 before noon
For State Legislative, Multicounty, County, and District candidates: May 11 before noon
★ CANDIDATE FORMS YOU NEED TO FILE TO RUN FOR OFFICE
★ CANDIDATE QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS
★ IMPORTANT! RESIGN TO RUN LAW INFORMATION