A candidate for the office of City Commissioner shall:
- Pay the State Election Assessment Fee in the amount of $582.00;
- Possess the qualifications requisite to an elector at a general state election;
- Have resided within the district they wish to represent for at least one year prior to qualifying;
- Be required to maintain an actual and real residence for the duration of their term in the city and in their district;
- Be a qualified elector of the city as set forth in section 4 of the Charter of the city; and
- Shall pay a City of Miami qualification fee in the amount of $100.00
Schedule an Appointment to Qualify
It is respectfully requested that all prospective candidates contact the City Clerk's Office, in advance, in order to set up an appointment for qualifying as a candidate. Appointments can be made by:
- Calling the Office of the City Clerk at 305-250-5361 (TTY users may call via the Florida Relay Service by dialing 711)
- Emailing the Office of the City Clerk at City-Campaigns@miamigov.com
Candidate Qualifying Dates and Time
WHAT: Candidate Qualifying for District 2 City Commissioner
WHEN: January 9, 2023 through January 13, 2023
- January 9 - 12, 2023 (Monday to Thursday) - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- January 13, 2023 (Friday) - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Miami City Hall - Office of the City Clerk
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133
Candidate Qualifying Fees (City and State $682.00)
The City of Miami's qualifying fee for the Office of City Commissioner is $100.
Pursuant to City of Miami Code Sec. 16-7 - Any person seeking to run for the office of mayor or as a city commissioner who is unable to pay the City of Miami's qualification fee without imposing an undue burden on personal resources or on resources otherwise available to him or her shall, upon written certification of such inability given under oath to the City Clerk, be exempt from paying the City's qualification fee.
State Election Assessment Fee for City Commissioner: $582.00 (Annual salary $58,200)
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 99.093, each person seeking to qualify for nomination or election to a municipal office shall pay, at the time of qualifying for office, an election assessment. The election assessment shall be an amount equal to one percent of the annual salary of the office sought.
IMPORTANT - The City Qualifying Fee and State Election Assessment Fee MUST be paid by a check drawn on the candidate's campaign account and signed by the campaign treasurer or Deputy treasurer. The check from the campaign account is to be made payable to the City of Miami for the total amount due. Any person seeking to qualify for election who is unable to pay the State Election Assessment Fee without imposing an undue burden on personal resources or on resources otherwise available to him or her shall, upon written certification of such inability given under oath to the City Clerk, be exempt from paying the State Election Assessment Fee (see Section 99.093 (2) Florida Statutes). An Affidavit of Financial Hardship for municipal candidates can be found on the Office of the City Clerk's website under the election section titled "Election Forms, Handbooks and Guides."
Qualifying Forms and Affidavits
Candidates shall file their qualifying documents, and pay their qualifying fees, which shall consist of the City qualifying fee and State election assessment fee, with the City Clerk during the qualifying period.
The following documents are REQUIRED to qualify as a candidate:
1) Form DS-DE 9 - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository (10/2010) (See tab for "Becoming a Candidate")
2) Form DS-DE 84 - Statement of Candidate (05/2011) (see Tab for "Becoming a Candidate")
3) Affidavit of Candidate (2021)(PDF, 299KB) - (MUST be notarized by City Clerk or Deputy Clerk)
4) Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests - 2022 Tax Year
5) Form DS-DE 302NP - Candidate Oath (08/2021)
The following documents are OPTIONAL to qualify as a candidate:
1) City of Miami Loyalty Oath (City Clerk Office can notarize)
2) Acknowledgement by Candidates Covered by the Mandatory Provision of the Ethical Campaign Practices Ordinance • Miami-Dade Code Sec. 2-11.1.1. Ethical Campaign Practices Ordinance
3) Declaration and First Amendment Waiver for Candidates Who Agree to Comply with the Voluntary Statement of Fair Campaign Practices
NOTE: Bring completed fillable forms, government issued ID, voter information card, and supporting residency documents (optional), to your qualifying appointment.
City qualifying fee and State election assessment fee MUST be paid by a check drawn on the candidate's campaign account and signed by the campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer.