2014 ELECTION DATES Primary Election: August 26, 2014 General Election: November 4, 2014
QUALIFYING DATES Federal & Judicial Candidates (including write-ins): Noon, April 28, 2014 through Noon, May 2, 2014
Statewide, Multicounty, County, and Special District Candidates (including write-ins): Noon, June 16, 2014 through Noon, June 20, 2014
QUALIFYING FEES Major party candidates will pay a fee equal to 6% of the salary of the office sought. This includes the 2% party assessment. Minor party candidates will pay a fee equal to 4% of the salary of the office sought plus any applicable party assessment. No Party Affiliation and Nonpartisan candidates will pay a fee equal to 4% of the salary of the office sought.
PETITION METHOD INFORMATION All candidates (except Soil & Water Conservation District candidates) shall obtain the signatures of a number of qualified voters equal to 1% of the number of registered voters at the last general election. In Alachua County, candidates will need to submit 1,650 valid signatures to qualify by the Petition Method.
RACES Alachua County Commission
Qualifying Fee Major Party
Qualifying Fee No Party Affiliation
Minor Party Candidates: Minor party candidates will pay the same qualifying fee as candidates with No Party Affiliation, plus any applicable party assessment. Residency Requirements: Must be a resident of the District for which he/she runs at the time of election. Write-in candidates must reside in the district they seek to represent at the time of qualification. Candidate must be a qualified elector of Alachua County per F.S. 99.021.
Alachua County School Board
Residency Requirements: Must be a resident of the District for which he/she runs at the time of Qualifying (F.S. 1001.361). Candidate must be a qualified elector of Alachua County per F.S. 99.021
Alachua County Judge
*Estimated* Qualifying Fee
Philip A. Pena
Candidate must be a qualified elector of Alachua County per F.S. 99.021. Candidates must be, and have been, for the preceding 5 years, a member in good standing of the bar of Florida prior to qualifying for election per F.S. 34.021.
Soil & Water Conservation District
Effective January 1, 2008, FS 99.061 and 99.095(2) provide a uniform method of qualifying for special district offices, which includes either paying a qualifying fee of $25 which is not required to be drawn from the campaign account, or qualifying by the petition method by obtaining 25 signatures.