Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Qualifying Period has begun to run for a seat on Palm Beach County Commission.

Take Note: The one-week Qualifying Period to get your name on the August 28th Primary ballot for a seat on the County Commission began yesterday (June 18th) and ends on Friday, June 22nd at noon. Learn more below. The General Election will be held on November 6th.

Seats on the County Commission for Districts 2, 4, and 6 will be on the ballot this year (see map below).

All the details, how to get your name on the ballot are listed below, information on the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) website. If you have any further questions or have difficulty finding the information you need visit the SOE at 240 S. Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach or call 561-656-6200 on Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

District 2 Commissioner Paulette Burdick and District 4 Commissioner Steven L. Abrams are term-limited and cannot run for re-election. The only sitting County Commissioner up for re-election is Mayor Melissa McKinlay in District 6.

Partial map of Districts 17.
Click on map to enlarge:
Click on this link and enter an address for which Commissioner represents that area in PBC on
the County Commission.

Match the color key with the map above.
To go over the list of “Announced/Qualified Candidates” thus far for Districts 2, 4 and 6 click on this link. Without further ado. . .

2018 Elections for seats on the County Commission:

Election Date: August 28, 2018 [Primary] and/or November 6, 2018 [General Election].

Term Begins: Second Tuesday following the Election [Nov. 20th].


  • Registered voter.
  • Must reside in the district at the time of qualifying and during the term of office.

Term of Office: 4 years.

Electorate: Registered voters of the district.

Qualifying Period: Noon, June 18, 2018 through noon, June 22, 2018. [emphasis added]

Qualifying Fee:

  • Partisan $5,999.82
  • Non Partisan $3,999.88

Method of Qualifying:

Qualifying fee in the amount of 6% of the annual salary for partisan or 4% for non-partisan. 

Filing Documents: Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository.


  • Statement of Candidate Qualifying Documents: Candidate Oath – Candidate with Party Affiliation. 
  • Form 6 – Full & Public Disclosure of Financial Interests 2017.

Hope you found this information helpful.
AND one last thing. . .

For the list of “Candidate Forms” click on this link.