Running For Public Office
Candidates for City Council must be a qualified elector of the City of Palm Coast and must reside within the City of Palm Coast for at least 45 weeks in each year. Candidates must reside within the District they are running for.
Candidate handbooks are available through the City Clerk's office. This handbook will outline everything a person must do and know about becoming a candidate.
To qualify to run, a candidate for a district seat must...
Submit a petition supporting his or her candidacy to the City Clerk containing the signatures of at least 1% of the electorate residing within the district (as delineated from the previous decennial census)
Pay a qualifying fee of 10% of the salary of the office he/she seeks-$960.
Prior to announcing his/her candidacy, collecting campaign contributions and/or petitions, a resident must submit executed DS DE 9 and DS DE 84 forms with the City Clerk’s office. Once the City Clerk has received these forms, the candidate can open a Campaign Bank Account and begin campaigning.
The next City Election is 2020 for the following seats:
- District 1
- District 3
Supervisor of Elections
Palm Coast, FL 32164