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Pre-qualifying for Cape Coral City Council elections begins Monday

By Staff | Jun 23, 2017

Pre-qualifying for the city of Cape Coral City Council elections for mayor and council Districts 1, 4, 5 and 6 will begin Monday, June 26, at 8 a.m., and end Friday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Pre-qualifying will be completed in the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. Please contact the City Clerk at 239-574-0417 to schedule an appointment. NOTE: Pre-qualification documentation will be held by the City Clerk and processed during the normal qualification period, which begins Monday, July 3, at 7:30 a.m. and ends Friday, July 7, at 1 p.m.

All candidates must be continuous full-time residents of the city for the entire calendar year preceding their qualification for office. Candidates qualifying in Districts 1, 4, 5 and 6 must reside in their respective districts. The mayor is elected at large.

The filing fee for mayor is $150 plus the election assessment fee of 1 percent of the annual salary, which is $366 (salary: $36,000) for a total amount of $516.

The filing fee for council member is $100 plus the election assessment fee of 1 percent of the annual salary, which is $326 (salary: $32,600) for a total amount of $426.

Voting is city-wide for all district candidates and is non-partisan.