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Julie A. Hennessy, MMC, City Clerk-Auditor
City of DeLand
120 South Florida Avenue DeLand, Florida 32720
(386) 626-7130
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City of DeLand Election Information

General Election Information:

General Elections in the City of DeLand are held
in even-numbered years on the date established by the Florida Election Code for
the primary election.  The next General Election will be held in
August, 2020.  In 2020, Seats 2 and 4 will be up for election. A
Run-off Election is held only in the event no candidate for any seat receives a
majority of the votes cast during the General Election.  Only the names of
the two candidates receiving the largest number of votes for any seat shall be
printed on the ballot for such Run-off Election.  The next
Run-off Election, if required, will be held in November, 2020.

Municipal elections are non-partisan.  The
City of DeLand has no districts - all seats on the DeLand City Commission are
elected at-large.  The terms of office for all seats are four (4) years.
 There are no term limits.

The current City Commissioners are:

Seat 1 - Mayor Robert F. Apgar (term ends 2022)

Seat 2 - Commissioner Charles Paiva (term ends 2020)

Seat 3 - Commissioner Jessica Davis (term ends 2022)

Seat 4 - Commissioner Chris Cloudman (term ends 2020)

Seat 5 - Commissioner Kevin Reid (term ends 2022)

Canvassing Board – pursuant to State law, the Volusia County Canvassing Board will canvass the returns of any City election that is held coincident with a county, state or federal election.  For information regarding the specifics of the Canvassing Board meetings, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386)736-5930, or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website.

Running for City Commission:

In order to qualify to run for City Commissioner, candidates must be a qualified elector of the City of DeLand and must have or will have resided within the present corporate limits of the City of DeLand for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the date of the end of the qualifying period.  Candidates are required to sign both a City and a State of Florida oath, file a State of Florida Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates (Form DS DE 9), file a Statement of Candidate (Form DS-DE 84), file a Statement of Financial Interests, and pay a qualifying fee equal to one (1%) of the annual salary of the position sought.

If you are interested in running for the City Commission, it is important that you contact the City Clerk’s office to obtain information about the specific requirements for filing.  State law has very specific requirements with regard to candidates.  For example, candidates must file the State of Florida Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates (Form DS-DE 9) BEFORE opening a bank account, accepting contributions toward their candidacy, or expending any funds toward their candidacy (including the qualifying fee).  Candidates must file a Statement of Candidate (Form DS-DE 84) within ten (10) days of filing the Form DS-DE 9.  Once these forms are filed, candidates are required to file periodic Campaign Treasurer Reports with the City Clerk’s Office pursuant to the filing schedule prescribed by State law.

The City Clerk shall have qualifying forms available for completion by any candidate who wishes to run for the City Commission.   All qualifying forms and the qualifying fee shall be filed by a candidate at the time and on the dates established by the Florida Election Code of each even-numbered year, unless otherwise set by adoption of a resolution by the City Commission.  Qualifying dates for the 2020 General Election are not known at this time.

Campaign Treasurers Reports: The state of Florida will prescribe a schedule for filing Treasurer Reports for the 2020 election.

PURSUANT TO CITY OF DELAND ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02, CANDIDATES FOR CITY ELECTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO FILE CAMPAIGN TREASURER'S REPORTS WITH THE VOLUSIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

TREASURER'S REPORTS CAN BE REVIEWED ONLINE BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.voterfocus.com/CampaignFinance/candidate_pr.php?c=volusia&el=15

ORDINANCE NO. 2018 – 02

A ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF DELAND, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING ELECTRONIC FILING OF CAMPAIGN TREASURERS’ REPORTS WITH THE VOLUSIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE’S ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, the City of DeLand is granted authority under Section 106.07(2), Florida Statutes, to impose upon its own officers and candidates electronic filing requirements not in conflict with Section 106.0705, Florida Statues; and

WHEREAS, the City of DeLand recognizes that a requirement that all candidates for municipal office file campaign finance reports electronically is not in conflict with the provisions of Section 106.0705, Florida Statutes; and

WHEREAS, the City of DeLand desires that all candidates for municipal office of the City of DeLand utilize the Online Treasurer Reporting System maintained and operated by the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office; and

WHEREAS, the City Clerk and the public will have prompt access to campaign finance reports electronically filed with the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections; and

WHEREAS, the City of DeLand finds and determines that uniform electronic filing of campaign finance reports by all municipal candidates will facilitate expanded public access to campaign finance information and conserve the City’s resources leading to greater efficiency.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF DELAND, FLORIDA:

Section 1. The statements contained in the foregoing preamble are adopted and ratified as the legislative findings and intent of the City Commission for the City of DeLand as if fully set forth at length herein.

Section 2. If any provision of this ordinance or application hereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its adoption.

PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED this 5th day of February, 2018.

Logic & Accuracy Tests:

In accordance with Section 101.5612 F.S., the Volusia County Department of Elections will conduct public, pre-election tests of the automatic tabulating equipment which will be used for early voting and at the polls for the City’s General and Run-off Elections.  For information regarding the specifics of the Logic and Accuracy Tests, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386)736-5930, or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website www.volusiaelections.org.

Voter Information:

Book Closing: For more specific information regarding Voter Registration and Book Closing, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386)736-5930, or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website www.volusiaelections.org.  

Early Voting:  For more specific information regarding Early Voting, or for a list of Early Voting sites, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386)736-5930, or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website www.volusiaelections.org.  

Pollwatchers – Please be advised that the last day to register poll watchers is 14 days before early voting begins for the General Election.

City Polling Places: The locations of the City's polling places will be released in 2020.

Voter Registration: For information about voter registration and for special requirements for first time voters registering by mail, contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office (736-5930), or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website www.volusiaelections.org.  

Absentee Ballots: Voters who are unable to visit the polls on Election Day may request absentee ballots from the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (736-5930), or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website www.volusiaelections.org.

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