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ELECTION INFORMATION

QUALIFYING INFORMATION

2020 Municipal Election Qualifying Information

District 1 and 7

Qualifying Is now closed

MUNICIPAL ELECTION - TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

  • Packets are available on the first day of qualifying. Candidates begin the filing process at noon (12 p.m.) on Monday, November 11, 2019. This process ends at noon (12 p.m.) on Friday, November 15, 2019.

 

  • All council members and Mayor are elected at large and serve three-year terms. Candidates must be qualified voters of the City, at least 18 years of age, and have continuously resided in the City for at least one year.

 

  • In order to qualify for office, candidates must obtain signatures from the City of Belle Isle registered voters. Candidates will obtain signatures from no less than 3O Belle Isle resident registered voters and pay a $35.00 application fee from a designated campaign account.

 

  • DS-DE 9 form must be submitted to Clerk before petitions can be signed.  Completed DS-DE9 forms may be accepted by the Filing Officer before qualifying to allow additional time to obtain petitions.  The DS-DE9 form can be submitted to the clerk at any time before qualifying.  Please print and review the Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook found at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/publications/publications.shtml).

 

  • Petition Form-(30 Belle Isle resident registered voter signed petitions required-Resolution 14-04.)

 

  • For more information about qualifying and elections, please read Article IV, Section 6.03, in the City of Belle Isle's Code of Ordinances.

  • More information will be posted once received by the Elections Office.

 

Election FAQs

What is a candidate?

A candidate is any person who:

  • Appoints a campaign treasurer and designates a primary depository.

  • Receives contributions or makes expenditures or gives consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about his or her nomination, or election, or retention in public office.

  • Seeks to qualify for nomination or election by means of a petitioning process.

  • Files qualification papers and subscribes to a candidate’s oath as required by law.

 

To become a candidate for the City of Belle Isle City Council, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Be a registered voter of the City of Belle Isle.

  • Be a resident of the City of Belle Isle for at least one continuous year prior to the first day of the qualifying period.​

When can I announce my candidacy?

You may discuss your candidacy at any time. However, you are considered an “announced” candidate when you file your Appointment of Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository (Form DS-DE 9). You must file a completed Form DS-DE 9 with the city before you accept any campaign contributions or make any expenditure toward your campaign.

 

This form shows:

  • Your name, address, and phone number.

  • Name, address, and phone number of your campaign treasurer.

  • Signature of campaign treasurer, showing acceptance of appointment.

  • Name and address of your depository (bank).

  • Seat number sought.

 

Form DS-DE 9 is not effective until the campaign treasurer signs it and it is filed with the city. F.S. 106.023 requires that, within 10 days of filing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository, you must file a Statement of Candidate with the city clerk, stating you have read and understand Chapter 106. (This form will be provided upon filing Form DS-DE 9.)

Who can be my campaign treasurer?

Your campaign treasurer may serve as treasurer for more than one candidate or political committee. You or your spouse may serve as your campaign treasurer. Your campaign depository may be any bank, savings and loan association, or credit union authorized to transact business in the State of Florida. All contributions and expenditures are to be made through the campaign treasurer. The campaign treasurer is responsible for keeping detailed, current accounts within not more than 2 days after the date of receiving a contribution or making an expenditure. The campaign treasurer is responsible for filing the required treasurer’s reports.​

What is the "resign to run" requirement?

Per F.S. 99.012(3)(c), No officer may qualify as a candidate for another public office (whether state, district, county, or municipal) if the terms or any part thereof run concurrently with each other, without resigning from the office currently held. The resignation is irrevocable.​

 

​The written resignation must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the first day of qualifying for the office. The resignation must be effective no later than the earlier of the following dates:

 

  • The date the officer would take office, if elected; or

  • The date the officer’s successor is required to take office.

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Municipal Election Day:

March 17, 2020

Click here for more election dates and information from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

 

2020 ELECTIONS FOR

DISTRICT 1

Incumbent Ed Gold - unopposed

 

DISTRICT 7

Incumbent Sue Nielsen

Candidate John Evertsen

Necessary Filing Materials:

  • State Financial Disclosure Form (received once DS-DE 9 is filed with City Clerk).

  • Fully-signed petition cards from no less than 30 registered Belle Isle voters.        

  • A signed Loyalty Oath.

  • A $35 qualifying fee drawn on the campaign account.

Political Signs Information

Important Links:

To find your polling place, please go to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website and after entering your address make sure to click on the “municipal” tab.​

STATE STATUTES

ORANGE COUNTY ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR

FLORIDA DIVISION OF ELECTIONS

CAMPAIGN TREASURER HANDBOOK

 

Belle Isle Municipal Boundary Map

 

QUICK LINKS

Public Notice:  PER Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, (2017 Legislative Session, CS/CS/SB 80) - Notice is hereby given that the custodian of record for the City of Belle Isle is:

Yolanda Quiceno, CMC City Clerk

City of Belle Isle

1600 Nela Avenue, Belle Isle, FL 32809

yquiceno@belleislefl.gov  *  Tel 407-851-7730  *  Fax 407-240-2222

In order to best serve the public and to process your request for public records as efficiently as possible, all requests to examine or copy public records can be made in writing.  Please help us in this process by filling out a Public Records Form and return to the City Clerk.

Print Public Request Form

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not​ want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Dates, times and locations of all meetings and events are subject to ​change. ​​Copyright © 2014 www.cityofbelleislefl.org.  All rights reserved.

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not​ want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Dates, times and locations of all meetings and events are subject to ​change. ​​Copyright © 2014 www.cityofbelleislefl.org.  All rights reserved.