Council Elections

The City of Inverness operates under a Council-Manager structure. The City Council sets policy and the City Manager implements council direction.   More information on the council and how the city works can be obtained by viewing the City Charter.

The city has 6 elected offices; 5 council seats and a Mayor, which are all 4 year terms. Terms have staggered expiration years, allowing for experienced officers to work with newly elected officials, while supporting city business to continue to move forward. The next regular election will be held in November 2016, in concert with county elections.

If you are interested in running for an elected office in the City of Inverness, you must be a resident of the city for a period of one year preceding the effective date of the term of office. Other considerations are:

  • Each candidate must file a statement stating they have received, read, and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.
  • A statement of Financial Disclosure must be filed at the time of qualifying.
  • The Candidate must open a separate Campaign account to receive or expend any campaign funds.

The above are just a few of the general requirements for candidates. For more detailed information on City elections and stipulations associated with running for office, contact the City Clerk’s Office. To learn more about county election information, including voter registration and absentee voting, connect to the county website.