City Election Info


Municipal Elections

City Council elections take place each year, with Council members serving two year terms. 

Seat #1, Seat #3, and Seat #5 come open in even years.
Seat #2 and Seat #4 come open in odd years.

(The qualifying period begins August 1st at 12:00 noon and ends August 15th at 12:00 noon.  If August 15th should fall on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday then all required forms must be submitted  and processed the first working day on or before 12:00 noon following August 15th in order to qualify as a candidate to be placed on the ballot) 

2019 Tavares Election Proclamation

2019 Tavares Qualified Candidates
2019 Canvassing Board Schedule
2019 Public Logic and Accuracy Test Notice
2019 Sample Ballot

Voting


To vote in City of Tavares elections residents must register at the office of the Lake County Supervisor of Elections, in the County Administrative Building, 315 W. Main Street, Tavares, Florida, during the usual office hours.

Early Voting


The City of Tavares does not provide early voting in municipal-only elections.

Absentee Ballots


If you are unable to vote on election day, you may request an absentee ballot. Call the Lake County Supervisor of Elections at 352.343.9734 for more information.

Polling Places for the City of Tavares:


On election day the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Bring photo ID, with signature. Check your voters registration card for your official polling place. On election day you must vote in your assigned polling place.
  • City Hall Council Chambers (Precinct 39)
  • First United Methodist Church (Precinct 19)
  • Lake County Agricultural Center (Precinct 42)
  • Lake Frances Estates Clubhouse (Precinct 48)
  • Imperial Terrace East Clubhouse (Precinct 69)
  • Royal Harbor Social Hall (Precinct 99)

NOTICE OF BOND REFERENDUM

              CITY OF TAVARES

Notice is hereby given of a Bond Referendum to be on the ballot of the
Tavares Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

The ballot language of the bond referendum will be as follows:

BONDS FOR DESIGNING, PERMITTING AND CONSTRUCTING
A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND ASSOCIATED PARKING
GARAGE

To enhance quality of life and improve economic conditions
by designing, permitting and constructing a Performing Arts
Center and associated parking garage in the City of Tavares,
shall the City issue bonds not exceeding in principal amount
$27 million at an interest rate of not exceeding the legal
maximum and maturing over 20 years or less, by levying ad
valorem taxes in an amount sufficient to repay such bonds?

________ For Bonds
________ Against Bonds

The complete bond referendum Resolution 2019-04 is available
for inspection on the city website at www.tavares.org, or by
contacting the City Clerk of the City of Tavares at 352.742.6209,
snovack@tavares.org, or at City Hall, 201 East Main Street, Tavares,
Florida 32726

         

       AVISO

REFERERÉNDUM DE BONOS
    CUIDAD DE TAVARES


Por la presente se notifica que, en la papeleta de las elecciones
Municipales de Tavares a llevarse a cabo el martes 5 de noviembre de
2019, se incluye un Referéndum sobre Bonos.

El texto contenido en la papeleta de dicho referéndum sobre los bonos
será el siguiente:

BONOS PARA EL DISEÑO, PERMISOLOGÍA Y CONSTRUCCIÓN
DE UN CENTRO DE BELLAS ARTES Y SU ESTACIONAMIENTO

Para mejorar la calidaddevida y las condicioneseconómicas
mediante el diseño, permisiología y construcción de un
Centro de Bellas Artes y su estacionamiento en la Ciudad
de Tavares, ¿podrá la ciudad emitir bonos cuya suma del
capital no excederá de $27 millones, con una tasa de interés
que no excederá el interés máximo legal, con vencimiento
de 20 años o menos, y pagaderos mediante la recaudación
de impuestos “ad Valorem” en una cantidad suficiente para
pagar dichos bonos?

________ A favor de los bonos
________ En contra de los bonos

El texto completo de la Resolución 2019-04 del Referéndum sobre
Bonos está disponible para su inspección en la página cibernética de
la ciudad, localizada en www.tavares.org, ó contactando al secretario
de la Ciudad de Tavares al 352.742.6209, snovack@tavares.org, ó en la
Alcaldía, 201 East Main Street, Tavares, Florida, 32778.