Election Information

2021 City Commission Elections

The City of Stuart will hold Elections in 2021 for Commissioner Seats/Groups 2 and 4.  This is a non-partisan election. 

2021 Election candidate packet materials and election calendars will be available in the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 121 SW Flagler Avenue in Stuart after April 1, 2021.  Interested candidates may visit Florida Division of Elections for candidate forms in advance if desired.  

First Day of Qualifying - June 7, 2021 at 12:00 Noon

Last Day of Qualifying - June 11, 2021 by 12:00 Noon 

Primary Election Day - August 17, 2021

General Election Day - November 12, 2021

All candidates must be: 1) a registered elector of the City; 2) a permanent resident of the City; and 3) a continuous, full-time resident of the City for the entire calendar year preceding his/her qualification for office.  

Candidate Information and Resources

STEP ONE:  Do not accept contributions and do not open a campaign account until you have filed Form DS-DE-9 “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Depository for Candidates” with City Clerk.

STEP TWO:  Read and understand the election process using the following links:
Florida Division of Elections Candidate Campaign Treasurer Handbook
The Florida Election Code

STEP THREE:  When Step One is complete and a copy of DS-DE-9 is taken to the bank to open an account, scheduled reports will be due.  The report due date schedule will be provided to you by the City Clerk.  

Election Terms - Referendum effective January 1, 2021, Charter Article VII. Sec. 7.05

Groups 1, 3 and 5 are not up for re-election until 2022.  

Groups 2 and 4 are up for election in 2021 for a 3-year term.