§ 8-40. Candidate's oath.  

Effective on Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • (a) Each individual, in order to qualify as a candidate for city office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation in writing which shall be substantially as follows:

    State of Florida

    County of Polk

    Before me, an officer authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared (please print name as you wish it to appear on the ballot), to me well known, who, being sworn, says that he or she is a candidate for the office of City Commissioner of the City of Lake Wales; that he or she is a qualified elector of Polk County, Florida; that he or she is qualified under the Constitution and the laws of Florida to hold the office to which he or she desires to be nominated or elected; that he or she has taken the oath required by F.S. §§ 876.05—876.10; that he or she has qualified for no other public office in the state, the term of which office or any part thereof runs concurrent with that of the office he or she seeks; and that he or she has resigned from any office from which he or she is required to resign pursuant to F.S. § 99.012.

    ____________ (Signature of candidate)     


    Sworn to and subscribed before me this ____________ day of ____________, ____________ at Polk County, Florida.

    (Signature and title of officer administering oath)

(Ord. No. 2003-15, § 1, 6-3-03; Ord. No. 2013-01, § 1, 2-5-13; Ord. No. 2017-09, § 1, 6-6-2017)