Qualifying as a Candidate

Pursuant to Village Ordinance the qualifying period for this year begins at noon on August 1, 2016 and ends at noon August 12, 2016. All candidates may qualify for the November 8, 2016 election in the office of the Village Clerk, 9705 E Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay.

All required qualifying paperwork and fees must be provided to the Village Clerk within the qualifying period.

Required Documents & Fees


The following documents and fees are required during the qualifying period:
  • Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates - DS-DE 9
  • Statement of Candidate - DS-DE 84
  • Declaration and First Amendment Waiver for Candidates who agree to comply with the Voluntary Statement of Fair Campaign Practices
  • Proof of Voter's Registration
  • Affidavit - Notice of Candidacy and Residency
  • Loyalty Oath / Oath of Candidacy
  • Form 1 - Statement of Financial Interests
  • Qualifying fee of $100
  • State Election Assessment fee - 1% of annual salary for office sought ($120 for Vice Mayor and Council Members - annual salary is $12,000)
Please visit Forms/Documents/Links resource so that you may complete the documents at your convenience.