City of Cape Canaveral Municipal Election Information
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon to Friday, August 14, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Candidates shall file qualifying papers with the City Clerk at City Hall, 100 Polk Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920. Per City Code Chapter 26 Sec. 26-3: Qualifying Period - Generally.
The City Clerk is the Qualifying Officer for the purposes of the General Election.
Qualifying + Filing Fees
Per the City Code/Charter, “There shall be a filing fee for candidates qualifying to have their names placed on the election ballot in the amount of $15.00 for each candidate.”
In addition, the State of Florida Department of State requires an assessment of one percent (1%) of the annual salary of the office being sought. Council Member annual salary is $2,400, which equates to a $24.00 assessment and a total Qualifying fee of $39.00. [Florida Statutes 99.093(1)]
Prospective Candidates must:
- Contact the Qualifying Officer (City Clerk) to collect the necessary forms for municipal election. Please call 321-868-1220 x 207/206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- File the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates Form DS-DE 9 with the Qualifying Officer. (This must be done prior to opening a Campaign Account.)
- Open a Campaign Bank Account. Whether a candidate is announcing their intention to run prior to the City’s official Qualifying Period in August or a candidate decides to wait until the official Qualifying Period to start collecting donations or dispersing funds.
- Meet with the Qualifying Officer during the Qualifying Period to complete and sign all Qualifying-related forms.
- Prospective Candidates are required to file a Financial Interest Form 1 and sign a Loyalty Oath to be notarized by the Qualifying Officer.
- Prospective Candidates are required to pay the filing fee of $39.00 for the Office of City Council.
- Once all forms are completed and campaign check is made out to “The City of Cape Canaveral” and submitted to the Qualifying Officer, the Candidate is then officially "Qualified to Run."
There are residency requirements to run for Office in the City of Cape Canaveral. For City Code of Ordinances Election information, please click here: Cape Canaveral City Code
The City Council is composed of a mayor and four council members elected by the voters of the City at large during a nonpartisan election.
- Tuesday, November 3, 2020
- Newly elected City Council Members will take office during the Regular Meeting on November 17, 2020 provided Election Certification is complete.
- Two City Council Member seats, currently held by Wes Morrison and Angela Raymond.
- The names of candidates are listed on the ballot in alphabetical order of their surnames.
- The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared the winners upon certification of the Election by the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections/Canvassing Board.
- Section 99.012, Florida Statute covers the restrictions on individuals qualifying for Municipal Office. To view Section 99.012, click here.
- Section 2.06 of the City Charter outlines the process for filling vacancies. To view Section 2.06, click here.
- Section 2-26 of the City Code outlines the election process for filling vacancies. To view Section 2-26, click here.
Term of Office
Three years, those elected this year will serve through November 2023.