Volusia County Department of Elections
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Who can be a Candidate?

  • You must be a registered voter in Volusia County to run for local public office.

  • County Council candidates shall be a qualified elector of the county, and shall have been a resident of the county for two years immediately preceding the date on which they qualify to run for office. District candidates shall  have resided within the district from which they are elected for at least six months prior to the date on which they qualify to run for office. (County Charter, Sec. 302).

  • School Board candidates must reside in the district for which they are qualifying at the time of qualifying. For specific requirements of qualifying as a candidate for School Board, please contact the Volusia County School Board.

  • If required by the “resign to run law” to resign from one’s current position or office, the written resignation must be filed by April 15, 2022 for for U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, Circuit Court Judge, State Attorney and Public Defender candidates or June 3, 2022 for all other candidates (99.012(3), Florida Statutes. The Resignation is irrevocable.





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