The deadline for 2016 Candidates to change party affiliation was June 21, 2015
Candidates who wish to qualify during the 2016 election cycle must be registered in the party they wish to affiliate themselves with by June 21, 2015. If you need to update your party affiliation, you may do so by completing a voter registration application and submitting it to your Supervisor of Elections office. If you have any questions concerning this deadline please don't hesitate to contact your elections office at 386-792-1426.
Section 99.021(1)(b) F.S. states that a candidate seeking to qualify for nomination as Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Senator, State Representative, County Office and Special District of any political party at the time of qualifying shall subscribe to the oath or affirmation the following: “That the person has not been a registered member of any other political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.” Qualifying begins noon, June 20, 2016 for these offices.