Candidates must watch resignation deadlines

With regard to the 2014 General Elections, individuals willing to run for president, vice-president, governor, vice-governor, senator, federal, state or district representative, must watch the different resignation deadlines in order to be eligible as candidates for such elective offices.

With regard to the 2014 General Elections, individuals willing to run for president, vice-president, governor, vice-governor, senator, federal, state or district representative, must watch the different resignation deadlines in order to be eligible as candidates for such elective offices. As established in Supplementary Law N. 64/1990, they will be considered ineligible in case they fail to do so.
Judges, public defenders, state secretaries, ministers of State and military officers who plan to run for elective offices this October should resign from their duties within up to six months prior to the elections, that is, by April 5.
The same deadline applies to members of the Federal and State Courts of Accounts as well as members of the Court of Accounts of the Federal District; officials from state-owned companies (president, director, superintendents, managers) and from legal entities that receive public funding (chief executive officer, administrator, representative), in addition to chief executive officers from public foundations in general.
Chairpersons, administrators or representatives from labor associations, such as the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), and union officials should resign from their duties within up to four months prior to the general elections, that is, by June 5.
Brazilian civil servants, either tenured or not, who work at agencies of the direct or indirect administration at the Federal, State, District or municipal levels, should resign from office within up to three months before the elections are held, that is, by July 5.
Civil servants working at the Electoral Court System are not allowed to be affiliated to any political party, which is why they need to resign from their duties one year prior to the elections so that they can join any political party they wish. However, in case they plan to run for elective offices of any kind, they will not be authorized to return to their tenured positions.
Representatives willing to run for another term or to another office do not need to resign from their duties at the National Congress or State Legislatures. The same rule applies to the President of the Republic.
State governors willing to run for federal, state or district representative, senator or president, should resign from their duties within up to six months before the elections are held, that is, by April 5, except in case of reelection. Vice-governors and vice-president who did not replace or succeed respectively state governors and the president of the republic in the six months before the poll date do not need to resign from office to participate in this year´s elections.
Online Consultations
The website of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) features a tool that allows virtual users to check the minimum deadlines for resignation from public offices. Such deadlines are to be observed by those willing to run for elective offices this October. Website visitors should go to Prazos de Desincompatibilização (Resignation deadlines), under the tab called Jurisprudência (Court Precedents), and carry out a research on the elective office of interest, specifying the office that the potential candidate is currently filling. Such information will be available to candidates and political parties, to the public, the media, and to those who seek to have their candidacies approved during the next party conventions, which are to be held on June 10 – 30, 2014.