Commission Candidate Handbook

COMMISSION SEATS OPEN FOR THE 2018 ELECTION

The City of Cocoa Beach will be holding a general election on November 6, 2018. Two Commission Seats are up for election. The term of each office is four years.

  • Commissioner Seat #4
  • Commissioner Seat #5

QUALIFYING PERIOD, PROCESS AND FEES

The 2018 Election Qualifying Period is: Noon to Noon, August 20 - 24, 2018. To qualify to run for a Commission Seat, and appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot:
- Submit Appointed of Treasurer Form DS-DE9 to City Clerk prior to opening Candidate Campaign Bank account
- Open Campaign Bank account
- Complete the Qualifying Forms (listed at the bottom of this page).
- Submit Qualifying Forms and Qualifying Fees. paid by Candidate's Campaign Bank account, to the City Clerk (2 South Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida; Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 AM) during the Qualifying Period.

  • Filing Fee - 3% of annual salary - $180
  • Election Assessment - 1% of annual salary - $60

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

An applicant must be:
◦ a resident of the City
◦ a registered voter
◦ have continuously resided in the city for 1 year, immediately prior to filing for a seat.

POLITICAL SIGNAGE - RULES ABOUT TEMPORARY SIGNS

  1. Temporary Signage - Political Signs (PDF)
  2. NoticeToCandidatesForElectionToOffices2017 (PDF)

DECLARE TO RUN FORMS

Required Forms to Announce Running for Office

  • DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates (form link below)
  • DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate (form link below)
  • Treasurer Reports (form links below, see election calendar for due dates)

QUALIFYING FORMS AND FEES

Required Forms to Appear on the Ballot

TREASURER FORMS

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