Elections office holding candidate workshop

St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, informed Historic City News that she will offer a “Candidate Workshop” for voters interested in running for public office on Thursday, March 6, 2014 starting at 5:30 PM in the Elections Office training room at 4455 Avenue A, Suite #101 in St. Augustine.

Historic City News readers who want to learn what it takes to become a candidate, whether they are a first time candidate or have previously run for office, campaign managers or campaign treasurers will all benefit from this workshop.

“Election laws are constantly changing and it is imperative that candidates are familiar with current legislation,” Oakes said. “This workshop is open to anyone interested in becoming a candidate. There is no charge to attend.”

The program will focus on the fundamentals of filing to become a candidate, and introduces participants to candidate qualifying and reporting, campaign finance, political advertising and ethical conduct, among other important topics.

Interested parties may register for the candidate workshop by March 4th. For more information or to register, please contact Patsy Collins by calling 823-2238 or by email pcollins@votesjc.com