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Qualifying for St. Cloud election set for June 18-22

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:33 am

St. Cloud City Council approved the system in which the city’s regular elections will be held in November, during its meeting April 12.

A resolution established the qualifying period for June 18-22. The ordinance allows for regular elections to be held the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, every election year. This year, that will be on Nov. 6, with a primary election date of Aug. 28 if necessary. The two elected council members would serve a four-year term. Potential candidates interested in filing to run for the offices of City Council seat 4 or seat 5, in the November General Municipal Election, may obtain candidate packets from the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections, beginning June 18. To be eligible, a person must be a registered voter residing within city limits. Potential candidates must also present a written petition signed by at least 25 voters who are qualified to vote in the upcoming election or must pay a sum equal to five percent of the annual salary of the seat for which they are a candidate (as a nonrefundable qualifying fee). All potential candidates must also pay a one percent election assessment required by the state. For more information visit: http://www.voteosceola.com/en/ or call 407-742-6000. For more information on the municipality’s Code of Ordinances, visit the “St. Cloud, Florida – Code of Ordinances” page at www.municode.com or call 407-957-7320.