Election Information

 

The City Clerk of the City of Lake City coordinates all municipal elections with the Supervisor of Elections of Columbia County and is the official filing officer for all candidates seeking elective office in the City of Lake City.

 [CLC Charter Section 503]

 

Regular city elections will be held on the same day established by the State of Florida for the first state primary elections.

  • When two or more persons qualify as candidates for any of the seats to be filled on the city council, including office of the mayor, the candidates’ names who so qualify appear on the ballot and be voted upon at a regular city election, to be held on the same day established by the State of Florida for the first state primary election. 
  • Should only two persons have qualified for the regular election, then the person with the highest number of votes cast for the designated seat shall be declared elected to the seat.
  • Should three or more persons have qualified, the candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast for the seat shall be declared elected to that seat; providing, however, that if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, then the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast for the designated seat on the city council shall be declared candidates for each of such designated seats and shall be voted at a runoff city election to be held on the same day as the same day established by the State of Florida for the state general election.         

[CLC Charter Section 509]

 

Any candidate elected at either the regular or runoff election to the designated seat on the city council shall take the Oath of Office and assume office at the first regularly scheduled city council meeting following the immediate preceding November State General Election.              [CLC Charter Section 509]

 

  

 

Upcoming City Elections

 2016

Meet the Candidates

Mayor

Incumbent: Stephen M. Witt

Audre J. Washington

 

 NOTE:  All candidate specific information was provided by the candidates, not the administrator of this website.

 

Interested in Becoming a Candidate?

  • Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 386-719-5756 to schedule a candidate orientation.

 

Other great information:

 

 

Candidate Forms

The following list is a compilation of forms to be used by Mayoral and Council Members by District candidates who qualify with the City of Lake City City Clerk’s Office and their campaign treasurer(s).

 

Opening of Account

DS-DE 9

Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates

DS-DE 84

Statement of Candidate

 

Qualifying

DS-DE 104 

Candidate Petition

Affidavit of Undue Burden  (see below)

Affidavit of Undue Burden – if unable to pay for the verification of signatures or election assessment

CE Form 6  (link)

Form 6 – Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interest - 2011; along with any other forms, if applicable.

 

Campaign Reporting

DS-DE 12 

Campaign Treasurer’s Report Summary

DS-DE 13

Campaign Treasurer’s Report – Itemized Contributions

DS-DE 14

Campaign Treasurer’s Report – Itemized Expenditures

DS-DE 94 

Campaign Treasurer’s Report – Fund Transfers

DS-DE 87

Waiver of Report

DS-DE 86

Request for Return of Contribution

DS-DE 2 

Contributions Returned

 

Termination Reports

DS-DE 73

Campaign Loans Report

DS-DE 73A

Campaign Loans Report Itemized

 

 

Affidavit of Undue Burden

For Petitions (Section 99.097(4), F.S.)

Affidavit of Undue Burden

For Assessment Fee Only

 

Useful Links  
   
City of Lake City Code http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=11113
Columbia County Supervisor of Elections http://votecolumbia.com
Florida Division of Elections   http://election.dos.state.fl.us/index.shtml
Florida Commission on Ethics  http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/

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