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2020 Municipal Election

Candidates shall qualify for the 2020 municipal election in the Office of the Village Clerk, Village of Pinecrest, 12645 Pinecrest Parkway, Pinecrest, Florida.

The 2020 Candidate's Handbook (available in early 2020) includes all of the necessary information for interested citizens.

Candidates may qualify for Seat 1, Seat 3 or for Mayor.

The qualifying period will be in June 2020 pursuant to Section 2-231 of the Code of Ordinances. All candidates must file their qualifying papers with the Village Clerk during this time period.  Kindly make an appointment by calling 305.234.2121 or via e-mail.

The following will be necessary for the filing of candidacy:

  • Form 1 “Statement of Financial Interest” 
    A copy of this form must be filed unless one has already been filed in the past year. If one has already been filed in the past year, please provide the Village Clerk with a copy.
  • Form DS-DE9 "Appointment of Campaign Treasurer"
  • Form DS-DE84 "Statement of Candidate" 
  • Qualifying Fee
    Pursuant to Section 2.4 of the Village Charter, a fee in the amount of $100.00, payable to the Village of Pinecrest from a campaign account, must be provided to the Village Clerk at the time of qualifying.
  • Oath of Candidate
  • Copy of Voter Information Card
  • One Year Residency Affidavit
    Section 2.4 of the Village Charter requires candidates to be electors of the Village of Pinecrest and have resided in the Village (and in the respective Residential Area from which the candidate may seek to qualify for election) for at least one year preceding the date of filing. The form is provided by the Village Clerk at the time of qualifying.
  • Voluntary Statement of Fair Campaign Practices

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Any candidate receiving a number of votes greater than fifty percent (50%) of the total of ballots cast shall be duly elected at such election. A Runoff Election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The ballot for the runoff election shall contain the names of the two candidates for each Council seat who received the most votes in the general election.