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City General Election will be held November 8, 2016.
A runoff election (if necessary) will be held December 13, 2016.

The City Clerk coordinates all City General Elections with the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections and is the official filing officer for candidates seeking elected office in the City of Fernandina Beach.    The 2016 City of Fernandina Beach Candidate Handbook offers an overview of the election process and the candidates responsibilities. For more details about voting go to the Supervisor of Elections' website.

Elections are held each year for candidates for the City Commission Group seats as follows:

    Year        Seat(s)
2016*       Group 1
    2017        Group 2 & 3
    2018        Group 4 & 5

*Combined with Nassau County Elections

Newly elected Commissioners shall be sworn in and assume the duties of office at the Organizational Meeting of the City Commission held at 5:00 pm on the third Tuesday of December, or at such other reasonable time or date that the City Commission may designate, unless the election results are not certified.  In that event, the Commissioners will be sworn in and assume the duties of their offices at the next regular City Commission meeting following certification.

Qualified Candidates for City General Election
The following candidates have qualified for the City Commission, Group 1 seat:

Eric Childers                                        John A. Miller

Complete 2016 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer contact information.

2016 General Election Ballot Referendum Question
Question No. 1

Proposing Amendments to the Charter

Should the Fernandina Beach City Charter be amended to remove certain provisions that are already covered by state law, change finance director title from to “controller” to “comptroller”, clarify certain provisions without changing the meaning, and revise certain provisions to be consistent with state law? 
         Yes – for Approval 
         No  – for Rejection 

Straw Ballot for Mayor

Per City Code Section 34-9 the Mayor of the City is selected by virtue of a straw ballot election that is held in conjunction with the regular election held for the purpose of electing City Commissioners. The results of the straw ballot shall be taken under advisement by the City Commission for the appointment for the Mayor at the annual Organizational Meeting to be held on the third Tuesday in December of each year, or at such other reasonable time or date in December that the City Commission may designate. 

The following Commissioners' names will appear on the straw ballot for Mayor: 

Len Kreger                     Robin C. Lentz             Roy G. Smith

Voter Registration

If you would like to register to vote or need to make changes to your current registration, forms are available at the following locations:

  • City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 204 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, FL or
  • Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Office, Historic Downtown Courthouse at 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, FL or
  • Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Office, 96135 Nassau Place, Suite #3, Yulee, FL

To find the location of your voting precinct or to request a Vote by Mail Ballot (Absentee Ballot) visit the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections' website at or call (904) 491-7500.