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  • When will "Vote by Mail" ballots be mailed out to voters?

  • Can a candidate be his/her own campaign treasurer?

  • What Are Domestic Partners?

  • How long does it take to obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt?

  • If I do receive a contribution after I withdraw, become unopposed or after I am elected or eliminated, what do I do with it?

  • Who may serve as a campaign treasurer?

  • Can two candidates have a fund raiser together?

  • Can I put my campaign funds in a savings account and earn interest on them?

  • Can I accept contributions from people who do not reside in Florida?

  • Can I still accept contributions after I take office?

  • May I continue to accept contributions to pay a campaign debt after I lose or win an election?

  • If I am elected, defeated, unopposed, or withdraw my candidacy, what must I do with surplus funds?

  • Must I have a disclaimer on my campaign advertisements?

  • Can I accept anonymous contributions?

  • Can I accept cash contributions?

  • What is the cut-off date for an opposed candidate to receive a contribution prior to an election?

  • What is an in-kind contribution?

  • What are the maximum contribution limits in Florida? (see 106.08)

  • If I don’t collect or spend any money during a reporting period, do I still have to file a campaign treasurer’s report?

  • Where can I get required forms?

  • What are my responsibilities as a candidate for reporting campaign fund activities?

  • I may run for office in Florida. When may I begin raising campaign funds?

  • What do I need to bring with me to the Clerk’s office to register?

  • Do we need to complete the domestic partnership registry affidavit before coming to the City Clerk’s office?

  • What happens if my domestic partner and I break up or our partnership ends?

  • Can I keep my registration information private?

  • What proof will we receive showing that we have registered?

  • I lost my Local Business Tax Receipt. Can it be replaced, and if so, what is the charge.

  • How do I volunteer to serve on a City Board?

  • Do you have to register in person? Why?

  • What is the cost of registering?

  • What does “mutual residence” mean? What if we own more than one house?

  • What is the purpose of the Domestic Partnership Registry?

  • Where do we go to register?

  • When can we come to register?