Bureau of Election Records

Who We Are

The Bureau of Election Records is divided into four sections and has a total of 16 full-time positions to manage and implement its business functions:

  • Office of the Bureau Chief;
  • Review Section;
  • Commissions Section; and
  • Public Information Section.

What We Do

Office of the Bureau ChiefBack

The Office of the Bureau Chief manages and coordinates all administrative, programmatic and operational activities of the Bureau of Election Records and performs the following functions:

  • Prepares various election publications and forms;
  • Prepares state canvass of election returns;
  • Maintains an ongoing indexing system of all county referendums;
  • Publishes notices of election stating which offices are to be filled at the general election in the state and each county;
  • Handles miscellaneous filings that include testimonials and telephone solicitation;

Review SectionBack

This section is charged with a wide variety of duties:

  • Filings for candidates, political committees, electioneering communication organizations and political parties;
  • Candidate petition and candidate qualifying process;
  • Failure to file and fine letters for campaign treasurer reports;
  • Campaign treasurer report audits;

Commissions SectionBack

This section acts as liaison with the Office of the Governor and the Florida Senate on elected and appointed offices. In addition, this section performs the following activities:

  • Issues certificates of election, incumbency and commissions of office for elected and appointed officials on the federal, state and local levels;
  • Process suspensions, removals and reinstatements of public officials;
  • Maintains official listing of state and county officials; and
  • Maintains minority report records.

Public Information SectionBack

This section answers telephone inquiries and provides copies of documents filed with the division upon request.