City of Cape Canaveral Municipal Election Information
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.
Resign to Run
- 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.
Candidates for City Council
PLEASE NOTE — Individuals may announce their intention to run for office prior to Official Qualifying. However, individuals interested in collecting campaign contributions or making expenditures for their campaigns prior to the Official Qualifying Period to run, must file the “Statement of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository” (DS-DE 9) form with the City Clerk before funds are collected or dispersed.
For current Election Information, please visit Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office at www.votebrevard.com
Term of Office
All candidates shall be qualified electors who are residents of the City of Cape Canaveral for at least one year prior to the date of qualifying to run for City office and registered to vote.
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)]
Becoming a Candidate for City Council
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.
Prospective Candidates must:
- Contact and meet with the Qualifying Officer (City Clerk) to collect the necessary forms for municipal election.
- 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 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 Member.
- 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.