Elections are held every two years on even-numbered years with the offices of Mayor and At-Large Council seats, alternating with the three District Council Seats.
Primary Election – When more than two candidates are running for the same elective office, a Primary Election will be held, only for those municipal offices. Such primary election shall be held on the Tuesday, ten weeks prior to the General Election.
If at the Primary Election, a candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, he or she shall be declared elected to office and his or her name will not be placed on the ballot in the General Election.
In the event that a candidate does not receive a majority of the votes cast, the names of the candidates placing first and second will be placed on the ballot in the general election.
General Election - When two or fewer candidates are running for the same elective office, the election will be held at the General Election. The General Election is held on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday in November of each even numbered year.
The City Clerk coordinates all Municipal Elections with the Duval County Supervisor of Elections and is the official filing officer for candidates seeking elective office in Jacksonville Beach.
Officers to be Elected
Council District Reapportionment
The Jacksonville Beach City Charter requires that the three council districts be reapportioned every 10 years. Reapportionment was completed in December 2011, according to the 2010 Census redistricting data.
To view the map and boundary descriptions please see Ordinance No. 2011-8013.
Terms & Qualifications
Newly elected officers shall be sworn in and assume the duties of office at the regular Council meeting held on the third Monday of November, unless the election results are not certified. In that event the officers will be sworn in and assume the duties of their offices at the next regular Council meeting following certification.
If you would like to register to vote or need to make changes to your current registration, forms are available at the City Clerk’s office. For additional information on registering to vote, please contact the Duval County Supervisor of Election at (904) 630-1410 or visit their website at www.duvalelections.com.
Voting Precinct Locations & Absentee Ballots
To find the location of your voting precinct or to request an Absentee Ballot, visit Duval County Supervisor of Elections or call (904) 630-1414.