Candidate Qualifying



CANDIDATE QUALIFYING

BECOMING A CANDIDATE:

To become a candidate, the following form must be filed with the Village of Key Biscayne Village Clerk prior to opening a campaign account, or receiving campaign contributions, or making any campaign expenditures.

The DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate form must be filed with the Village Clerk within 10 days after filing Form DS-DE 9.      (This form states that the candidate has been provided access to read and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, F.S.)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING FORMS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates (If not already on file with the Village Clerk)-See first link above

  • DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate (If not already on file with the Village Clerk)-See second link above

  • DS-DE 302NP Candidate Oath-Nonpartisan Office

  • Form 1-Statement of Financial Interests

  • Candidate Agreement for Electronic Filing of Campaign Treasurer’s Reports

  • Oath of Loyalty and Residency
    (Only electors of the Village who have resided continuously and have been a registered voter in the Village for at least one (1) year preceding the date of such filing shall be eligible to hold the office of Council Member or Mayor.)

  • Qualifying Fee of $100.00 (Pursuant to the Village Charter (sec.2.04), a fee in the amount of $100.00, payable to the Village of Key Biscayne from a campaign account must be provided to the Village Clerk at the time of qualifying.)

  • Provide your Voter Registration Card or Proof of Voter Registration

And if applicable:

  • Resign to Run-
    (Must resign from elective office not less than 10 days prior to the first day of qualifying.)

QUALIFYING PERIODS:

The qualifying period for the Office of the Mayor begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on June 7, 2022 and ends at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on June 17, 2022.                                                                                                                                                                                                  (If more than two candidates file for the office of Mayor, a primary election for that office will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.)

The qualifying period for the Office of Councilmember begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on August 15, 2022 and ends at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on August 25, 2022.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, kindly schedule an appointment with the Village Clerk by calling 305-365-5506 or emailing: jkoch@keybiscayne.fl.gov

A candidate or individual may also qualify by mail or by drop off (Village of Key Biscayne, Office of the Village Clerk, 88 W. McIntyre St. Suite, 220, Key Biscayne, Fl 33149) during the qualifying period as long as all of the qualifying paperwork is complete and received by the Village Clerk by the close of the qualifying period. If there are errors, missing or incomplete forms received, there is a risk that the candidate or individual may not qualify. Also, a postmark date prior to the close of qualifying but received by the Village Clerk after the qualifying period ends is untimely filed and thus the candidate or individual would not qualify. If a candidate or individual does not end up qualifying, their name will not be placed on the ballot. Therefore, an in-person appointment is preferred.

Please note, 14 days prior to the start of a qualifying period, qualifying documents can be submitted to the Village Clerk for a review of the qualifying documents, but no candidate or individual can qualify prior to the start of each qualifying period.

The vacant offices for the 2022 Election are:

  • Mayor (2-year term)
  • 3 Council Members (4-year terms)

 

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