City Election Info

Municipal Election 

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 City Clerk will prepare candidate election packets which will be available in the Clerk's office for pick-up after the election proclamation has been read by the Mayor (July 18, 2018 Tavares City Council meeting).  To obtain an election packet and review the election packet along with the forms and deadlines required to qualify as a Tavares City Council candidate and to be included on the ballot (and for any other election questions you may have), please contact the City Clerk at 352.742.6209, or in person at City Hall, 201 E Main Street, Tavares, 2nd floor.  
(The qualifying deadline is August 15th at 12:00 noon.  If this day 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) 


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 muncipal-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
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Lake County Agricultural Center
  • Lake Frances Estates Clubhouse
  • Tavares Masonic Lodge Building
  • Imperial Terrace Clubhouse East
  • Royal Harbor Social Hall