§ 8-26. Canvass of returns.  

Latest version.
  • (a) The city commission shall be the canvassing board for any city election, except that any commissioner who is the subject of a recall pursuant to F.S. § 100.361 shall not participate in the canvassing of that issue. However, if a commissioner whose seat is up for re-election or if that commissioner is unable to serve on the canvassing board for any other necessary reason, the commission may appoint the city manager, city attorney, or a resident/s of the city to serve in that commissioners place so that a quorum can be met.

    (b) Public notice of the time and place at which the canvassing board shall meet to canvass the election returns and absentee ballots shall be provided at least forty-eight (48) hours prior thereto by publication once in the nonlegal section of a newspaper of general circulation in the city.

    (c) The result of the voting, when ascertained, shall be certified by return in accordance with procedures established by the supervisor of elections, and delivered to the city clerk. The city clerk shall transmit such return to the canvassing board at a meeting designated for the canvass of returns.

    (d) The canvassing board shall begin the canvass of returns on a date and time as designated by the supervisor of elections. The result as shown by such return shall be declared as the result of the election by the canvassing board.

    (e) The canvassing board shall canvass the returns in accordance with F.S. § 102.141(3), and shall canvass absentee ballots in accordance with F.S. § 101.68.

    (f) At such time as the canvassing board has canvassed the returns, disposed of any challenges thereto, and ascertained and certified the results, the city clerk shall issue a certificate of election to each candidate elected and issue and file a certificate of election for each issue.

(Ord. No. 2003-15, § 1, 6-3-03; Ord. No. 2013-01, § 1, 2-5-13)