What is a candidate?
A candidate is any person who:
• Seeks to qualify for nomination or election by means of the petition process;
• Seeks to qualify for election as a write-in candidate;
• Receives contributions or makes expenditures, or consents for any other person to receive
contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bring about his or her nomination or
• Appoints a treasurer and designates a primary depository; or
• Files qualification papers and subscribes to a candidate’s oath as required by law.
• However, this definition does not include any candidate for a political party executive

(Section 106.011(16), F.S.)

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1. What offices are elected in the City of Opa-locka?
2. How often are elections?
3. How can I register to vote?
4. What are the requirements to run for office?
5. What is the term of office for the office of Mayor and the office of Commissioners?
6. What is a candidate?
7. When may I announce my candidacy?