Sebastian City Council Consists of Five Members (Charter 2.01) and City Council Members Serve Two Year Terms (Charter 2.04).
City General Elections are conducted annually on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November to fill City Council seats. (Charter 2.03).
Three (3) City Council seats are filled in odd-numbered years and two (2) City Council seats are filled in even-numbered years. (Charter 2.03)
City Council seats are at-large and non-partisan. (Charter 2.01)
City Council candidates must be qualified electors (registered voters) and have actually continually resided in the City for a period of one year immediately preceding the final date for qualification. (Charter 2.02)
The City of Sebastian qualifying officer is City Clerk, Sally Maio. The official qualifying period is no more than 75 days nor less than 60 days prior to the election in accordance with the City Charter.
Official qualifying for the November 5, 2013 Election will take place from Thursday, August 22, 2013 through Friday, September 6, 2013.
Anyone considering running for a City Council seat is asked to contact City Clerk, Sally Maio by email at
or phone (772) 388-8214. Individuals may pre-qualify prior to the official qualifying period. Full explanation of the candidate process and forms are included in the City Candidate Handbook below.
The Mayor and Vice Mayor are elected by City Council each year from among its members at the first regular meeting subsequent to final certification of the election by the Canvassing Board and seating of the new Council. (Charter 2.06)