In the Town Council meeting on Monday, April 4, Town Councilors approved Ordinance 22-08 that changes the timeframe candidates must meet to be on the ballot this November.
This change was requested by the Lee County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) because the Town’s previous qualifying period of 50-46 days prior to the election severely limited timely preparation and mailing of ballots.
Candidates who wish to be on the November 2022 ballot must open a campaign file with the Fort Myers Beach Town Clerk. Official qualifying is from noon on Monday, June 13, until noon on Friday, June 17, 2022. (The deadline by petition to the SOE is May 6, 2022, at noon.)
All requirements for candidates are posted on the Town Clerk’s webpage under Municipal Elections. Potential candidates can also make an appointment with the Town Clerk to learn about and execute the steps that are required.