The City Code provides for staggered City Commission Seat elections; Seats 1, 2 and 3 are on one ballot, while Seats 4 and 5 are on the next election cycle. Commissioners and the Mayor run at large with seat assignments.
The term of office is four years. Candidates are elected by a plurality vote.
Qualifications to Run For Elected City Office
An applicant must be:
be a resident of the City
be a registered voter
have continuously resided in the city for 1 year, immediately prior to filing for a seat
Declared and Qualified Candidate
Candidates can declare at any time to run for office
To appear on the ballot, a Candidate must appoint a treasurer, submit appointment to City Clerk's Office, open a campaign bank account, submit qualifying papers and pay fees to City Clerk during the qualifying period.
Candidate Qualifying Period
begins on the tenth week prior to the election, noon on Monday, and ends on noon, Friday.
Submit completed forms and pay fees during the qualifying period to have name placed on the ballot
Submit Treasurer Reports
Abide by the State of Florida and City Election Laws