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GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

The next General Election for the City of Punta Gorda will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and will include City Council Districts 1, 2 and 4.  City Council terms are two years and members are elected at-large.  Elections are nonpartisan.  Only opposed candidate races for City Council seats will appear on the ballot.  If more than two candidates seek election for any one district seat, a primary election must be held 11 weeks prior to the General Election.  The date for the 2020 Primary Election is August 18, 2020.  Candidates are sworn in at the first City Council meeting following certification of the official Election results.

Qualified candidates must reside within their District six months prior to the election and throughout the term, must be a qualified elector of the City and shall hold no other compensated public office other than notary public or member of the National Guard or armed forces reserve.

Qualifying for the November 3, 2020 General Election will be Monday, June 8, 2020 at noon to Friday, June 12, 2020 at noon.  Once qualified as a candidate, all Federal, State and Local election laws must be followed.

If you are contemplating running for City Council or have specific questions regarding qualifying for office, you are encouraged to visit the City Clerk's Office at 326 West Marion Avenue or call (941)575-3369 or email pgclerk@pgorda.us.

 

2019 Election Results - November 5, 2019

Registered Voters  16,720
Ballots Cast  5,014
Voter Turnout  29.99%
Shaune Goff Freeland  1,662 Votes (33.18%)
John M. Miller  3,347 Votes (66.82%)


Election results by precinct can be viewed at https://enr.electionsfl.org/CHA/2182/Precincts/

To view Candidates' Campaign Treasurer's Reports, please visit the Archive.

Voter Information

For questions regarding voter registration, precincts and polling locations, or to request a Vote by Mail ballot, please contact the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections at 226 Taylor Street, (941)833-5400 or visit the Supervisor of Elections' website. You may also request a Vote-By-Mail ballot online through the Supervisor of Elections Office. 

 

 

 

PRECINCTS AND ASSIGNED POLLING LOCATIONS

Polling locations and precincts are established by the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections and are subject to change. Recently, the Supervisor of Elections revised precincts which were split between the County and the City by adding a decimal to denote the portion of the precinct which resides within City limits. New voter information cards will be mailed to all those affected.

District 1

Polling Location Reporting Precincts
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 
 3.1, 4, 19.1
South County Regional Park
670 Cooper Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
 60.1, 66.1

 

District 2

Polling Location 
Reporting Precincts
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
19.2, 28
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
35.1
Congregational United Church of Christ
1201 Aqui Esta Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 
 64

 

District 3

Polling Location 
Reporting Precincts
Isles Yacht Club 
1780 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
34, 41

 

District 4

Polling Locations
Reporting Precincts
Isles Yacht Club
1780 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950
41.1
Congregational United Church of Christ
1201 Aqui Esta Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
64.1 

 

District 5

Polling Locations
Reporting Precincts
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
29.1
South Punta Gorda Heights Civic Center
11200 1st Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
42.1

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Additional information can be found on the Candidate Information and Forms Page or by contacting the City Clerk's Office.