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How to Run for Public Office

The Municipal Elections take place annually on the second Tuesday in March. Elections for Commission Districts One and Two take place in even-numbered years. Elections for Commission Districts Three and Four take place in odd-numbered years. The term for the Commissioner of Districts is for two years. The term for Mayor will for three years, allowing the seat to alternate with the Commissioners’ elections.

Elected Officials take office on the first regular meeting following the election. On the second Wednesday in April the Commission members select a Vice-Mayor

Candidate Requirements:

MAYOR

  • You have been a resident of Madeira Beach for two years prior to the date of application.
  • You are over 18 years old.

COMMISSIONER

  • You have been a resident of Madeira Beach for two years prior to the date of application.
  • You have lived in the district for which you are seeking election a minimum of six (6) months prior to the date of application.
  • You are over 18 years old.

Applicants must prepare petition cards and secure signatures from a minimum of fifty (50) registered voters.

If you are an applicant for commissioner, your petitions must come from voters in your geographical district. If you are a mayoral applicant, you petitions may come from voters citywide. No registered voter can sign more than two (2) petitions: one from the voter’s district and one for a mayoral candidate.

If you obtain only the minimum number (50) of petitions, a $50 filing fee is required. If you get twice the minimum number, the fee is waived.
Take the completed candidate packet, the petition cards, and the filing fee (if needed) to the City Clerk at City Hall.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (727) 391-9951 x 231 for more information.

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