IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION AND LINKS

NORTH BAY VILLAGE MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2022

The General Election of Mayor and two Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Candidates may qualify for the offices of Mayor, Harbor Island Commissioner and At Large Commissioner.  The Village Commission established the qualifying period for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election to be from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 and conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022 (the “Qualifying Period”).

Per the Village Charter and Village Code the Village shall be governed by a Commission of five (5) members, all of whom shall be qualified electors of the Village.

The person shall also be and remain during their respective terms of office, permanent residents of their respective islands; however, this shall not apply to any mere temporary relocation within the Village. Village Commissioner seats shall be elected for four (4) year terms.

The Mayor and At Large Commissioner shall reside on any of the said islands of the Village for a period of not less than one (1) year prior to the date of the subject candidate’s initial filing of qualifying papers for the Commission and shall also be and remain during their respective terms of office, permanent residents of the Village.  The term of each Village Commissioner will be for four years, on a staggered basis.  All of the Commissioners and the Mayor shall be elected by the voters at large of the Village.

Any citizen who can qualify for the office of Commissioner or Mayor of the Village as provided herein may be nominated for Commissioner or Mayor by a petition provided by the Village Clerk for this purpose signed by not less than fifty (50) electors and filed with the Village Clerk.

No elector shall sign more than one nominating petition for each seat. Should an elector sign more than one petition for each seat, his signature shall be void except as to the petition first filed for each seat.

The North Bay Village, Village Clerk serves as the local Supervisor of Elections for all municipal elections. Elections are conducted in accordance with the provisions of Title IX, Florida Statutes (Chapters 97-106).

SEATS OPEN FOR ELECTION

The following offices need to be filled at the November 8, 2022 election:

Mayor – 2 year term 

(Incumbent Brent Latham)

 

Harbor Island Commissioner – 4 year term

(Incumbent Vice Mayor Wilmoth)

 

At Large Commissioner – 4 year term

(Incumbent Commissioner Strout)

 

RUN-OFF ELECTION

The candidate receiving a majority of the votes for each Commission seat and/or the Mayor’s seat shall be elected for that seat. In the event that a seat has not been won by a majority, a Run-off Election is required and will be held on November 22, 2022.

 

BECOME A CANDIDATE AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS:

To become a candidate, the following documents must be filed with the North Bay Village Clerk PRIOR to opening a campaign account, receiving contributions, or making any expenditures:

The first step in any election campaign is to appoint a Campaign Treasurer and designate a Campaign Depository.  Form DS-DE9 “State of Florida Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates”.   Please complete and return the DS-DE9 to the Village Clerk.  A candidate may be his or her own campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer.

  • DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates
    • Must be filed prior to opening the campaign account and prior to accepting contributions or making expenditures on the person’s behalf.
    • A candidate may be their campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer, but anyone designated must also be a registered voter of the State of Florida
    • Your campaign depository must be a bank, savings and loan association or credit union authorized to do business in the State of Florida. The campaign account must be separate from any personal or business accounts.
    • All monetary contributions must be deposited in the campaign account within five (5) business days of receipt. 
    • Only the campaign treasurer or the deputy campaign treasurer may sign campaign expenditure checks.

Must be filed within 10 days of filing of DS-DE 9. This form states that the candidate has been provided access to read and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, F.S.

CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORTS:

Campaign Treasurer Reports shall be filed with the Village Clerk on the 10th day following the end of each month, except that if the tenth day occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the report shall be filed on the next business day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.  

The following is the 2022 schedule of due dates to Campaign Treasurer’s reports with the Village Clerk:

Due Date

Name of Report

Cover Period

January 10, 2022

2021-M12

12/1/2021 – 12/31/2021

February 10, 2022

2022-M01

1/1/2022 – 1/31/2022

March 10, 2022

2022-M02

2/1/2022 – 2/28/2022

April 11, 2022

2022-M03

3/1/2022 – 3/31/2022

May 10, 2022

2022-M04

4/1/2022 – 4/30/2022

June 10, 2022

2022-M05

5/1/2022 – 5/31/2022

July 11, 2022

2022-M06

6/1/2022 – 6/30/2022

August 10, 2022

2022-M07

7/1/2022 – 7/31/2022

September 12, 2022

2022-M08

8/1/2022 – 8/31/2022

October 11, 2022

2022-M09

9/1/2022 – 9/30/2022

October 14, 2022 (25 days prior)

2022-G1

10/1/2022 – 10/13/2022

October 28, 2022 (11 days prior)

2022-G2

10/14/2022 – 10/27/2022

November 4, 2022 (4 days prior)

2022-G3

10/28/2022 – 11/03/2022

Failure to file a report on the designated due date shall subject the candidate to a fine of $50 per day for the first 3 days late and, thereafter, $500 per day for each late day; not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report.  However, for the reports immediately preceding each primary and general election, the fine shall be $500 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report, as provided in F.S. Section 106.07(8). Fines must be paid from the candidate’s personal funds – not campaign funds. 

The Village Clerk will review reports for timeliness of filing, typographical and mathematical accuracy.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the information contained in the reports is true and correct.

QUALIFYING AS A CANDIDATE:

The Village Commission established the qualifying period for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election to be from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 and conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022 (the “Qualifying Period”). All candidates must qualify for the Tuesday, November 8, 2022 election in the Office of the Village Clerk.

All required qualifying paperwork and fees must be provided to the Village Clerk within the qualifying period.

The following documents and fees are required during the qualifying period:

  • Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates – DS-DE 9
  • Proof of Voter Registration and Driver’s License
  • Affidavit of Candidacy and Residency, Notarized

A nonrefundable filing fee of Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250) must be deposited with the Village Clerk at the time each petition is presented, and upon so submitting, concurrently therewith, the sworn statement of his or her name, address, occupation and willingness to serve shall also be filed. (Section 5.07 Village Charter)

  • Qualifying Fee (Paid by Campaign Account)\

A nonrefundable filing fee of Two Hundred and Fifty dollars ($250) must be deposited with the Village Clerk at the time each petition is presented, and upon so submitting, concurrently therewith, the sworn statement of his or her name, address, occupation and willingness to serve shall also be filed. The name of each nominee for Commissioner or Mayor, who has complied with all requirements hereinbefore prescribed, shall be printed on the ballot as a candidate for the office of Commissioner or Mayor of the Village.

  • State Qualifying Fee (Paid by Campaign Account)

One percent of annual salary ($78.00 for Mayor – annual salary is $7.800.00 and $63.00 for Council Members – annual salary is $6,300.00)

  • Petition Verification Fee – $0.10 per signature

Pay upon submittal of Nominating Petitions

  • Returned signed Petition forms – 50 signatures required

Pursuant to Section 5.05, Village Charter

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Debra E. Eastman, MMC, Interim Village Clerk at villageclerk@nbvillage.com

All qualifying documents and Treasurer’s Reports are public record, and therefore subject to public disclosure under F.S. Chapter 119.  All qualifying documents and Treasurer’s Reports may be made available on the Village website at www.nbvillage-fl.gov  or by contacting the Office of the Village Clerk.

The information contained herein is intended as a reference guide only.  The Village Clerk’s Office will provide assistance to candidates whenever possible. However, the Office of the Village Clerk cannot interpret Florida Statues as prescribed by Florida Law.  For further legislative updates, you may contact the Division of Elections at (850) 245-6240 or the Miami-Dade Elections Department at 305-499-VOTE (8683) or the North Bay Village Charter and Code of Ordinances at https://library.municode.com/fl/north_bay_village/codes/code_of_ordinances

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