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Orchid Town Council Election
Elections for the office of Councilmember for Town of Orchid are held every two years. Residents of the Town, who are registered voters in the State of Florida, are eligible to run for the position during the Charter-specified qualification period. The qualifying dates begin at 12 p.m. on the 75th day prior to the date of the election and end on the 65th day prior to the election. The election date is the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The qualifying fee is $25. All elections for the office of Councilmember are conducted on a nonpartisan basis without any designation of political party affiliation.
The Council consists of five Councilmembers, who each serve four year terms without compensation. Terms begin at the first Town meeting following the election, at which time Councilmembers are sworn in by the Town Clerk. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are selected by Councilmembers each year at the first Town Council Meeting following the second Tuesday in November. If a Councilmember vacates a council seat prematurely, the remaining Councilmembers appoint an eligible resident to fulfill the remainder of the term.
The next election will take place in November 2018, when three seats will be open to election.
Town Clerk Contact Info.
The Town Clerk for Orchid is also the Town's Supervisor of Elections. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk's office:
Telephone: 772-581-2770 ext. 2,
In-person; Town Hall, 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967
Other Election Information
For information about elections beyond the Town Council, please contact the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections office. You will be able to receive assistance pertaining to county and statewide, and general election information, sample ballots, vote-by-mail ballots, voter registration, and more. The website of Indian River County Supervisor of Elections is www.voteindianriver.com. You may also call (772) 226-3440.
Registered voters for Town of Orchid cast their votes in Precinct 15: Indian River Shores Community Center located at 6001 A1A Highway.
To see who is currently representing Town of Orchid in government on local, state and federal levels, please visit the Elected Officials page on this website.
Helpful Voter Links
Indian River County Supervisor of Elections: www.voteindianriver.com
Florida Department of State Division of Elections: dos.myflorida.com/elections
Florida Elections Commission: www.fec.state.fl.us
Florida Commission on Ethics: www.ethics.state.fl.us