Monday, May 14, 2018

Ever thought of running for elected office in Palm Beach County? A young person considering a future in politics?

Then seriously consider getting your name on the ballot for the General Election to be held on November 6th to serve on this elected body (4-year term):

Seat #2 on the Board of
Northern Palm Beach County
Improvement District

For the qualifications needed, how to get your name on the ballot, and everything else you need to know please continue reading.

But first, the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District (NPBCID) serves,

[A]n area of approximately 128 miles which includes parts of the following municipalities: Jupiter, Juno Beach, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park, Mangonia Park, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Royal Palm Beach. Portions of unincorporated Palm Beach County are also within our service area.

Learn more about this Special District and what the mission is from the NPBCID website:

In May 2010, Governor Crist signed House Bill No. 759, which changed the manner in which Board members are elected to Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District’s Board of Supervisors. Currently, four out of five seats, are filled by popular vote in the General Election. The remaining seat will continue to be filled by landowner election.

For how to become a candidate for a seat on
the NPBCID in the Nov. 6th General Election
click on this link:

Any member of the board elected in the landowner election must be a resident of the State of Florida and either be a resident of Palm Beach County or own, or have a beneficial interest in an entity that owns, real property within the District. [emphasis added] A letter of intent to run for Seat No. 1 should be filed in the District’s office no later than 30 days prior to the landowner election.

Use this link to contact the NPBCID for more information about this Special District.

For candidate information and for any questions regarding how to get your name on the ballot in the General Election on November 6th contact the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections at 561-656-6200, click on this link, or visit the Supervisor of Elections office at 240 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach.