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How do Monroe County voters find information about local candidates?

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Voters in Monroe County, Florida, can find information about local candidates by visiting Monroe County's Supervisor of Elections website. This website provides biographical and financial data on candidates for both county and local offices and political action committees.

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Monroe County's Supervisor of Elections website gives candidates the opportunity to share photographs, personal statements, contact information, monetary contributions and financial expenditures with voters. Voters can download the complete list of candidates and contact information in Excel format. However, this information is supplied directly from each candidate and is not verified by the county Supervisor of Elections. Residents of Monroe County can also register to vote, submit a change of address, request permission to vote by mail, find polling locations and view past election data on the website.

There are over 50,000 registered voters in Monroe County, as of January 2016. Of this number, 16,000 are registered as Democrats, 19,000 as Republicans and 16,000 as Other. Local positions with candidates listed on the Supervisor of Elections website include Clerk of Court, City of Key West Mayor, County Judge and Mosquito Control Board. To find candidates for state and multi-county positions, voters can visit the Division of Elections of the Department of State website.

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