The City Clerk is the designated Supervisor of Elections for all City elections. Regular City elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year. All elections for the office of Commissioner shall be conducted on a non-partisan basis without regard or designation of political party affiliation. Commissioners serve a term of 3 years.
Candidate Qualifying Procedures
Voters: Any qualified voter of the city may qualify for the City Commission as a Commissioner within the district they reside.
Qualifying Fee: A non-refundable qualifying fee equal to 5% of the annual compensation shall be required of each candidate. If such candidate is unable to pay the qualifying fee, then the candidate shall be required to qualify in accordance with Section 99.095 of the Florida Statutes.
General Provisions: Candidates for office of Commissioner under the City Charter shall run within the Commission District in which they reside and for which they shall qualify, and be elected at large for such office by receiving the highest number of votes cast.
Tie Votes: In the event of a tie vote at a City Election, the City of Longwood will follow Florida Statutes 100.181.
Parties interested in qualifying for City Commission positions should contact the City Clerk at 407-260-3440.