City of South Pasadena, FL
Pinellas County
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[Amended 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002; 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-09; 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11; 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-08, Ref. of 3-17-2020]
Elections for the purpose of electing members of the City Commission, including the Mayor, shall be held on the second Tuesday in March of each year as needed to fill the expired and/or unexpired terms as established in Chapter 31277, Laws of Florida, 1955, and continued in this Charter. In the event the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections notifies the City that the Supervisor is unwilling to conduct a municipal election on the second Tuesday of March, the City election shall be held in conjunction with the Presidential Primary.
All nominations and elections for the office of City Commissioner, including the Mayor, shall be nonpartisan, without regard for, or designation of, political party affiliation of any nominee on any nomination petition.
Any person who is a resident of the City, who has qualified as an elector of this state and who registers in the manner prescribed by general law and ordinance of the City shall be an elector of the City.
[Amended 12-19-1989 by Ord. No. 89-42, Ref. of 3-6-1989; 6-13-1995 by Ord. No. 95-06, Ref. of 3-5-1996; 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-09; 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11]
All candidates offering themselves to the electors for the election to the office of Commissioner or Mayor shall file with the City Clerk a petition signed by ten (10) qualified electors of the City of South Pasadena which shall be in the following form:
"We, the undersigned registered voters, do hereby petition the City Commission of the City of South Pasadena, Florida, to place the name of _______________ on the ballot for the office of _______________ at an election to be held in the City of South Pasadena on ____________."
Attached to such petition shall be an announcement in the following form, signed by the person announcing his or her candidacy for the office of Commissioner:
"I do hereby announce my candidacy for the office of ____________ of the City of South Pasadena and do hereby certify that I am a qualified resident of the City of South Pasadena, Florida."
Said petition and announcement shall be filed with the City Clerk in accordance with the timeframes established in the City Code.
The Commission, by ordinance, shall prescribe the form of the ballot, including the method for listing candidates, for City Commission elections and any other City election. A Charter amendment to be voted on by the City shall be presented for voting by ballot title pursuant to law.