IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CANDIDATES - THE DEADLINE FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR PARTISAN OFFICES TO CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION IS JUNE 12, 2021
The deadline for prospective candidates for partisan offices to change party affiliation for the 2022 election cycle is June 12, 2021.
Prior to the enactment of Senate Bill 90, only candidates who wished to qualify with a political party needed to affirm that they had not been registered with another party in the 365 days before candidate qualifying begins. Now, all candidates for partisan office, even those without a party affiliation, must have maintained their party affiliation, or non-affiliation, for the 365-day period.
Upon qualifying, all candidates for partisan office must sign an oath attesting they have maintained their registration status with respect to party affiliation. Read the bill text here.
Candidate qualifying for federal, state and local offices begins June 13, 2022.
Candidates that wish to change party affiliation may do so by completing a Florida Voter Registration Application online or on paper (English PDF / Spanish PDF) and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections Office.