Recognizing the City Election is Tuesday, City Hall will be open this Friday, April 8, 2016, from 8 AM TO 5 PM to assist citizens with questions or concerns related to the election. Absentee Ballots are available.
Please contact City Clerk Judy Rice at 352-472-2446 for more information.
Commissioner Group I:
Rick Coleman - Incumbent
Commissioner Group II:
Jason McGehee - Incumbent
Commissioner Group III:
Monty Farnsworth - Incumbent
City of Newberry Charter Excerpt
Article VII. City Elections
Sec. 43. Date of elections and procedure.
Regular elections shall be held on the second Tuesday of April of each year. Electors of the City shall have the same qualifications to be permitted to vote in any City election as electors of the state elections and shall be registered with the supervisor of elections of Alachua County. The City Commission shall by ordinance prescribe the manner and method of holding all special elections in the City, which are not provided for by the terms of this Charter, and shall in such ordinance prescribe when and how such special elections shall be called and held. All elections shall be substantially on the principles adopted for state elections, insofar as there is not conflict with the terms of this Charter, provided, that the City Commission may, by ordinance, prescribe the manner, method and conduct of elections not in conflict with this Charter.
The terms of elective officers shall begin upon the official canvass of the vote after their election and all officers shall hold office for a term of two (2) years, commencing with the next general election in the City. Those candidates for City Commissioner and the candidates for Mayor receiving a plurality (the greatest number of votes at said election) shall be declared elected. In the case of a tie vote, the successful candidates shall be determined by lot (by flip of a coin by the City Clerk).
The City shall use and adopt the registration rolls of the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections as the registration rolls of the City. The City shall, where applicable, follow the elections procedures prescribed by Florida Law.
The polls, at every municipal election, shall be open without intermission from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Candidates and campaign finance reports
Financial disclosure records of local officials
Copies of election laws