City Council election information for candidates
The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, for Venice City Council Seats 1 and 2, which are currently held by Council Member Mitzie Fiedler and Council Member Chuck Newsom, respectively. The City Council is composed of six Council Members and a Mayor. All Council members as well as the Mayor are elected at-large for staggered three-year terms.
Any resident of the City of Venice who has been a registered voter in the City for 12 consecutive months prior to Aug. 17, 2020, shall be eligible to hold the office of Mayor or City Council Member. A resident, for the purpose of qualifying for office, shall be a person whose principal place of physical residence is in the City on a continuing basis. Individuals may have a Venice address; however, many are not within Venice city limits.
Please contact City Clerk Lori Stelzer at 941-882-7390 for more information, to verify your City residency and/or to schedule an appointment to review the election packet. The appointment lasts approximately one hour and can be done in person or virtually.
Please note that the final date to qualify for candidacy is Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 12 p.m.