Notice of Amendment to Qualifying Papers
The Notice of Amendment to Qualifying Papers reads as follows:
Florida Statutes, Section 99.061, provides that all qualifying papers must be filed by the end of the qualifying period. The statute reads, in part:
If the filing officer receives qualifying papers that do not include all items . . . prior to the last day of qualifying, the filing officer shall make a reasonable effort to notify the candidate of the missing or incomplete items and shall inform the candidate that all required items must be received by the close of qualifying. A candidate’s name as it appears on the ballot may not be changed after the end of qualifying.
What this means to you as a candidate is that no additions or amendments may be made to your qualifying papers after the close of qualifying.
The statute further provides that:
. . . If a candidate’s check is returned by the bank for any reason, the filing officer shall immediately notify the candidate and the candidate shall . . . have 48 hours from the time such notification is received, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, to pay the fee with a cashier’s check purchased from funds of the campaign account. Failure to pay the fee . . . shall disqualify the candidate.
Please initial the spaces below indicating that you understand the provisions of Section 99.061.
________ I understand that all qualifying papers must be filed properly, fully and correctly by the end of the qualifying period.
________ I understand that, if the check from my campaign account for the qualifying fee is returned by the bank, I have 48 hours from the time I receive notice to pay the fee with a cashier’s check purchased with funds from my campaign account.