Notice to 2022 Candidates

 

NOTICE

Guidelines for the use of Florida Transportation Rights of Way

Click the link below for information provided
by the Florida Department of Transportation.

https://fdotwww.blob.core.windows.net/sitefinity/docs/default-source/rightofway/documents/encroachmentbrochure.pdf

106.1435 Usage and removal of political campaign advertisements.-
(1) Each candidate, whether for a federal, state, county, or district office, shall make a good faith effort to remove all of his or her political campaign advertisements within 30 days after:
(a) Withdrawal of his or her candidacy;
(b) Having been eliminated as a candidate; or
(c) Being elected to office.
However, a candidate is not expected to remove those political campaign advertisements which are in the form of signs used by an outdoor advertising business as provided in chapter 479. The provisions herein do not apply to political campaign advertisements placed on motor vehicles or to campaign messages designed to be worn by persons.
(2) If political campaign advertisements are not removed within the specified period, the political subdivision or governmental entity has the authority to remove such advertisements and may charge the candidate the actual cost for such removal. Funds collected for removing such advertisements shall be deposited to the general revenue of the political subdivision.
(3) Pursuant to chapter 479, no political campaign advertisements shall be erected, posted, painted, tacked, nailed, or otherwise displayed, placed, or located on or above any state or county road right-of-way.
(4) The officer before whom a candidate qualifies for office shall notify the candidate, in writing, of the provisions in this section.
(5) This provision does not preclude municipalities from imposing additional or more stringent requirements on the usage and removal of political campaign advertisements.
History.—s. 1, ch. 84-221; s. 20, ch. 84-302; s. 14, ch. 87-224; s. 647, ch. 95-147. 

 

Potential 2022 Candidates who are interested in the following races:

• US Senator
• Representative in Congress
• Governor

• Attorney General
• Chief Financial Officer
• Commissioner of Agriculture
• State Senator
• State Representative
• County Office: 
County Commissioner, School Board Member
• Special District

DEADLINE FOR CANDIDATES TO CHANGE PARTY AFILIATION

June 12, 2021

Per Section 99.021(1)(b)2., F.S. which states any person seeking to qualify for nomination as a candidate of any political party shall, at the time of subscribing to the oath or affirmation, state in writing: 

2. That the person has been a registered member of the political party for which he or she is seeking nomination as a candidate for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.

Per Section 99.021(1)(c), F.S. which states:

            (c)  In addition, any person seeking to qualify for office as a candidate with no party affiliation shall, at the time of subscribing to the oath or affirmation, state in writing that he or she is registered without any party affiliation and that he or she has not been a registered member of any political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.

Any questions concerning this notice please contact your Supervisor of Elections at 386-792-1426.