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Clock Ticking for People Wanting a Spot on the Ballot

June 16th, 2008 by flanews

People wanting to hold an elected office traveled to Tallahassee today in efforts to get their names on the August primary and November ballots. Candidate qualifying began at noon at the Secretary of States office. In order to qualify for the state legislature people seeking office have to file the proper paper work and pay 6 percent of their annual salaries to the office their seeking. Florida lawmaker Julio Robaina cant wait to get the campaign season started. Robaina filed shortly after the doors opened. He says its better to file early incase you forget something.

You notice some people come up here and dont have the types of documents they need. This makes you very comfortable when you know when you came here you have everything. If you forgot something it gives you a chance to go get it. Its just peace of mind to know that youre in the computer and youre qualified, said Robaina.

People wanting to seek office have until noon Friday to get their paperwork filed.

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