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Deadline for candidates to change party affiliation for 2022 election cycle approaching

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

The deadline for prospective candidates for partisan offices to change party affiliation for the 2022 election cycle is June 12, 2021.

Prior to the enactment of Senate Bill 90, only candidates who wished to qualify with a political party needed to affirm that they had not been registered with another party in the 365 days before candidate qualifying begins. Now, all candidates for partisan office — even those without a party affiliation — must have maintained their party affiliation, or non-affiliation, for the 365-day period.

Upon qualifying, all candidates for partisan office must sign an oath attesting they have maintained their registration status with respect to party affiliation.

Candidate qualifying for federal, state and local offices begins June 13, 2022.

Voters may change their party affiliation by turning in a Florida Voter Registration Application or using the online voter registrations system at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.