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Information Regarding 2018 General Election

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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 date of the next General Election will be August 28, 2018.  In 2018, Seats 1, 3 and 5 are 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 date of the next Run-off Election, if required, is November 6, 2018.

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 2018)*

Seat 2 - Commissioner Jeff Hunter (term ends 2020)

Seat 3 - Commissioner Jessica Davis (term ends 2018)*

Seat 4 - Commissioner Chris Cloudman (term ends 2020)

Seat 5 - Commissioner Leigh Matusick (term ends 2018)*

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 2018 General Election will be from noon, June 18, 2018 through noon June 22, 2018.

Campaign Treasurers Reports: Once a candidate for the 2018 Election has filed the State of Florida Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates (Form DS-DE 9), and the Statement of Candidate (Form DS-DE 84), Campaign Treasurer Reports must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office on the following schedule:

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:  The voter registration books for the August 28, 2018 General Election will close July 30, 2018.  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 following are the City of DeLand Polling Places:  To be Determined

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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