Election Packet

To be a Candidate in a municipal election in the City of Pembroke Pines:

To be a candidate in a municipal election in the City of Pembroke Pines, here are the following steps:

File to Run by submitting the following documents to the City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk:

  1. Letter of Intent to RunDo not confuse with the Resign to Run Law which applies to incumbent officers and elected officials.
  2. DSDE09 - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates Updated effective 11/13/2023 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer Form DS-DE9 (This form must be filed with the Clerk before the candidate opens a campaign account at the financial institution of their choice).**
  3. DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate

 **Important tip: When opening a campaign account at your financial institution, order checks for that account. This will ensure that you can pay your election qualifying fee with the correct form of payment [a campaign check] as required by F.S. Ch. 99.  Cashier’s Checks, personal checks and credit cards are NOT acceptable forms of payment for qualifying fees. Attempting to pay your qualifying fee with anything other than a campaign check will cause delays and potential disqualification.

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When the File-to-Run forms are submitted to the City Clerk, the Clerk then registers the candidate in the electronic campaign treasurer report filing portal. The Clerk will provide login credentials to enable the candidate to access the electronic campaign report filing system to begin filing their campaign treasurer reports. 

The Broward Supervisor of Elections provides report filing due dates. (Before October 2023, the reports were required to be filed monthly.  Now the reports are required to be filed quarterly).   In the run-up to the election, however, the filing due dates change again according to the F.S. Ch. 99 (25th day, 11th day, and 4th day out from election day). The March 19, 2024 election report filing calendar is linked here.