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City of Cape Coral
City Council Elections 2015

The City of Cape Coral will be holding Primary and General Elections in 2015.  The Primary Election will be held September 15, 2015.  The General Election will be held November 3, 2015.  City voters will elect Council members for Council Districts 2, 3, 5, and 7.  This is a non-partisan election.

The Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository forms can be found on the City website (www.capecoral.net).  A campaign file may be opened with the City Clerk’s office any time prior to or during qualifying week.  Opening a bank account does not need to be done immediately, but is recommended the account be opened as soon as possible after filing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository forms.  Campaign accounts must be established for expenditures and receipt of contributions in connection with the candidate’s campaign. 

Qualifying for potential candidates will begin Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon and end Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:00 noon.   All candidates must be continuous, full-time residents of the City for the entire calendar year preceding their qualification for office.  Candidates must also reside in their respective Districts. The terms of office are four (4) years.  All terms begin the 1st regular Council meeting held after the date of the General Election.  Candidates must pay the required fees and complete all necessary paperwork in the Office of the City Clerk during the qualifying period.  A Financial Disclosure Form must be completed and you must show your voter registration card. 

The total fee to run for office of Council Member is $292.71, which includes the filing fee of $100 plus the Election Assessment fee of 1% of the annual salary of $19,270.69 ($192.71). 

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