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2024 QUALIFYING DATES/ FORMS/ FEES FOR BROWARD COUNTY CANDIDATES

Qualifying Periods
1st Qualifying Period for 2024 - Federal (U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress), State Attorney, Public Defender, Judicial (Justice(s) of the Supreme Court, District Court of Appeal Judges, and Circuit Court Judges) file and qualify with the Division of Elections. County Court Judges file and qualify with the Supervisor of Elections.

  • Noon, Monday, April 22, 2024 – Noon, Friday, April 26, 2024

Note: The Division and the Supervisor of Elections will begin accepting qualifying documents on April 8, 2024. See Section 99.061(8), F.S.
 

2nd Qualifying Period for 2024 - State Senator, State Representative, and multi-county special districts file and qualify with the Division of Elections. County Commission, Clerks of the Courts, Supervisor of Elections, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, Sheriff, School Board, Special Districts, and Community Development Districts (CDD) file and qualify with the Supervisor of Elections.

  • Noon, Monday, June 10, 2024 – Noon, Friday, June 14, 2024

Note: The Division and the Supervisor of Elections will begin accepting qualifying documents on May 27, 2024See Section 99.061(8), F.S.
 

ATTENTION: Florida law (see s. 11 of Chapter 2021-11, Laws of Florida) requires:

  • A person seeking nomination as a candidate of a political party to be a member of that political party for the 365 days BEFORE the beginning of the applicable qualifying period.
  • A person seeking to qualify for office as a candidate with no party affiliation to not be a member of any political party for the 365 days BEFORE the beginning of the applicable qualifying period.

Therefore, the last day for such a person to make the applicable change is April 23, 2023, for the first qualifying period, and June 11, 2023, for the second qualifying period, in order for the person to meet the 365-day requirement.

2024 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook
 

FORMS TO FILE TO RUN FOR OFFICE:

1. Candidate Initial Filing Documents:

  • Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates, Division of Elections form DS-DE 9 – this form must be filed with the appropriate qualifying officer before the acceptance of any contribution or the expenditure of any funds by the candidate, including expenses by the candidate from their personal funds.
  • Statement of Candidate, Division of Elections form DS/DE 84 – this form must be filed with the qualifying officer within 10 days of filing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository form.
  • Judicial candidates are also required to file a DS-DE 83.

*If these documents have already been filed, it is not necessary to resubmit during qualifying period.

2. The following forms can only be filed during the Qualifying Period:

  • 2023 Form 6 – person running for a County Office (copy required for qualifying). 

Form 6 with instructions

  • 2023 Form 1 – person running for Special District/ Community Development Districts (copy required for qualifying).

Form 1 with instructions

If incomplete qualifying papers are presented, a reasonable effort will be made to contact the candidate to correct the relevant document prior to the close of qualifying.


CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON CANDIDATE REPORTING GUIDELINES.


FEES TO RUN FOR OFFICE

The qualifying fee is either 4% of the annual salary for nonpartisan candidate positions, or 6% of the annual salary for partisan office candidate positions.

  • The filing fee is 3% of the annual salary of the office sought.
  • The election assessment fee is 1% of the annual salary.
  • The party assessment fee for partisan office candidates is 2% of the annual salary.

The qualifying fee is based on the annual salary of the office sought as of July 1st the year before qualifying.

OFFICE

QUALIFYING FEE

Clerk of the Circuit Court

 

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301A) - With Party Affiliation

$12,207.96

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301B) – No Party Affiliation (NPA)

(or $8,138.64 for NPA)

Sheriff

 

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301A) - With Party Affiliation

$14,358.96

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301B) – No Party Affiliation (NPA)

(or $9,572.64 for NPA)

Property Appraiser

 

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301A) - With Party Affiliation

$12,207.96

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301B) – No Party Affiliation (NPA)

(or $8,138.64 for NPA)

Supervisor of Elections

 

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301A) - With Party Affiliation

$12,207.96

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301B) – No Party Affiliation (NPA)

(or $8,138.64 for NPA)

Tax Collector

 

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301A) - With Party Affiliation

$12,207.96

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301B) – No Party Affiliation (NPA)

(or $8,138.64 for NPA)

County Commissioner (Districts: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9)

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301A) - With Party Affiliation

$6,816.48

Oath of Candidate (DS-DE 301B) – No Party Affiliation (NPA)

(or $4,544.32 for NPA)

School Board (Districts: 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9)

 

Oath of Candidate --(DS-DE 304SB)

$2,019.68
(NPA)

County Court Judge (Groups: 5, 6, 9, 10, 16, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 32)

 

Oath of Candidate--(DS-DE 303JU)

$7,224.64
 (NPA)

Any Special District

 

Oath of Candidate-- (DS-DE 302NP)

$25.00

 

IMPORTANT: Campaign check in the amount as indicated below payable to: Broward County Supervisor of Elections.

 

CANDIDATE PETITION INFORMATION

Candidates have the option to waive the qualifying fee by collecting petitions instead.  The number of signatures required is based on the number of registered voters as of the previous general election’s book closing.

2024 Candidate Petition Handbook 

Federal and Judicial Candidates may begin collecting signatures after filing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository form (DS-DE 9) with the qualifying officer. The candidate petition forms must be reproduced by the candidate using the format prescribed by the Division of Elections. The deadline for submitting signed petition cards to the Supervisor of Elections for signature verification is noon on 03/25/2024 (§99.095, F.S.).

State and County Candidates may begin collecting signatures after filing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository form (DS-DE 9) with the qualifying officer. The candidate petition forms must be reproduced by the candidate using the format prescribed by the Division of Elections. The deadline for submitting signed petition cards to the Supervisor of Elections for signature verification is noon on 05/13/2024 (§99.095, F.S.).

The Supervisor of Election shall be paid in advance the sum of 10 cents for each signature checked (F.S. 99.097(4)).

 

The following petition qualifying information is as of the November 2022 General Election Book Closing.

Type of Office

Number of Registered Voters

Signatures Required

Countywide Offices

Clerk of the Circuit Court (At Large)

Sheriff (At Large)

Property Appraiser (At Large)

Supervisor of Elections (At Large)

Tax Collector (At Large)

Countywide total registered voters: 1,252,776

1% = 12,528 signatures

County Commissioner

District 1

District 3

District 5

District 7

District 9

 

District total registered voters: 149,074

District total registered voters: 143,343

District total registered voters: 141,580

District total registered voters: 131,809

District total registered voters: 134,991

 

1% = 1,491 signatures

1% = 1,434 signatures

1% = 1,416 signatures

1% = 1,319 signatures

1% = 1,350 signatures

School Board Member

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 5

District 9 (At Large)

 

District total registered voters: 170,799

District total registered voters: 185,715

District total registered voters: 188,072

District total registered voters: 171,662

Countywide total registered voters: 1,252,776

 

1% = 1,708 signatures

1% = 1,858 signatures

1% = 1,881 signatures

1% =  1,717 signatures

1% = 12,528 signatures

County Court Judges (At Large)
(Groups: 5, 6, 9, 10, 16, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 32)

Countywide total registered voters: 1,252,776

1% = 12,528 signatures

Special Districts/CDDs

N/A

25 signatures required

Consider submitting 10% more than the required number due to possible invalid signatures.

 


COUNTY OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION IN 2024

JUDGES

SCHOOL BOARD

County Court Judge, Group 5
County Court Judge, Group 6
County Court Judge, Group 9
County Court Judge, Group 10
County Court Judge, Group 16
County Court Judge, Group 19
County Court Judge, Group 23
County Court Judge, Group 24
County Court Judge, Group 25
County Court Judge, Group 29
County Court Judge, Group 30
County Court Judge, Group 32

School Board District 1
School Board District 2
School Board District 3
School Board District 5
School Board District 9

   

COMMISSION

SPECIAL DISTRICTS

County Commission, District 1
County Commission, District 3
County Commission, District 5
County Commission, District 7
County Commission, District 9

Broward Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3 & 4
Central Broward Water Control District: Zones 3, 4 & 5
Coral Bay Community Development District: Seats 1 & 2
Coral Springs Improvement District: Seats 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Cypress Cove Community Development District: Seats 1, 4 & 5
Griffin Lakes Community Development District: Seats 3, 4 & 5
Hillcrest Community Development District: Seats 2 & 3
Maple Ridge Community Development District: Seats 1 & 3
McJunkin at Parkland Community Development District: Seats 4 & 5
Meadow Pines Community Development District: Seats 2 & 4
Monterra Community Development District: Seats 1 & 3
Oakridge Community Development District: Seats 1, 2 & 3
Orchid Grove Community Development District: Seats 1, 2 & 3
Palm Aire Special Recreation District: 5 Members
Pembroke Harbor Community Development District: Seats 1, 2 & 5
Pine Tree Water Control District: Seats 1, 2 & 3
Plantation Acres Improvement District: 2 Members
Sabal Palm Community Development District: Seats 2 & 5
South Broward Drainage District: Zones 1,3 & 6
Sunshine Water Control District: 5 Members
Turtle Run Community Development District: Seats 4 & 5
Walnut Creek Community Development District: Seats 4 & 5

   

Contact the Supervisor of Elections with any inquiries at 954-357-VOTE (8683)

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Excluding Holidays)

Contact Information
Claudette Hamilton
Phone: 954-712-1961
Fax: 954-357-7070
chamilton@browardvotes.gov

Main Office
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave. Room #102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301