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How do you find out about the candidates for Florida elections?

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Find information about candidates for Florida elections through the Florida Department of State Candidates and Races website. The Division of Elections site enables visitors to choose between general election and special election races in order to find a specific candidate and related information about the candidates.

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Once you select the type of contest (special or general election), you can choose to view the list of candidates. The site directs you to a list of candidates separated by office sought. After navigating to the appropriate race, select among the candidates listed. The information provided about each respective candidate includes the candidate's name, their party affiliation, the address of the candidate's campaign, the date the candidate filed for the election, and whether the candidate's campaign is active or inactive.

Additional information provided for each candidate includes Federal Campaign Reports and Campaign Documents. By choosing the Federal Campaign Reports option, visitors are redirected to a Federal Election Commission website where a specific candidate's records can be obtained and reviewed. Choosing the Campaign Documents option directs you to a Campaign Documents Search page where you can view documents related to the candidate's campaign. The campaign documents are sorted by date with the most-recent document submissions listed first.

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