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The City Commission of Daytona Beach consists of seven elected officials - one mayor and six zone commissioners. They each serve four-year terms on a non-partisan basis, and elections are staggered on even-numbered years. During this year’s election, residents will cast their vote for the offices of mayor and commission zones 2 and 4. (Congratulations to Zone 6 incumbent Paula R. Reed, who ran unopposed, and will be automatically reelected to serve her third term.)
Qualified candidates for 2020’s municipal election have been announced and can be found on the city’s elections website. Since there are three mayoral candidates, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18. In a race of three of more candidates, an outright winner will be declared if one candidate receives 50% plus one vote. If there is no winner, a runoff is held between the two candidates receiving the most votes during the general election, which will be Tuesday, Nov. 3.
It’s not too late to register and fulfill your civic duty. The registration deadline for the primary election is Monday, July 20. To check your status, visit this website and voter registration information application forms are available online. For more information on the 2020 city elections, visit this website.