~-~-~ Next Elections in Indian River Shores are Primaries on August 28, 2018 and Town Council, etc. November 6, 2018 ~-~-~
~-~-~ Voting Information ~-~-~
Voting by absentee (mail in) ballot may be done by requesting a form online from the Supervisor of Elections office or by visiting their office at 4375 43rd Avenue to either pick one up to mail or complete it there. We can also provide a copy of the form in the Town Clerk's office.
For detailed information on County-wide elections, absentee or mail-in ballots, voter registration, changes to your information, and much more, please visit voteindianriver.com or call (772) 226-3440.
~-~-~- Precinct & Districts ~-~-~
Indian River Shores residents and those who live north of Town limits vote at the Indian River Shores Community Center at 6001 Highway A1A (facing Fred R. Tuerk Drive). This is Precinct 16.
The Sebastian Inlet Tax District 209.2 does apply to 594 voters in Indian River Shores. Click here to check a specific street name, which includes the Baytree, Indian Trails, Ocean Pearl, Marbrisa and Sea Colony neighborhoods.
The complete 2012 district maps are here. Residents in Indian River Shores are in the following Districts:
LOCAL: Indian River County Commissioner District 5.
STATE: District 54 for State (House) Representative & District 17 for State Senator
NATIONAL: Congressional District 8 (No districts for Senators)
You may want to explore the Florida Division of Elections website has an interesting "media" page that may help you research different topics associated with elections.
~-~-~ Recent Elections & Referendum Info ~-~-~
Town Council elections were in November 2016, which actually were not conducted as there were three candidates for three open positions. Please see the Town Council page for current elected official's information.
The Town residents voted to approve a Charter change in March 2016 which changed the elections from March of odd-nuimbered years to have them conducted in November of even-numbered years for 4-year staggered terms of council members.
About referendums. On occasion, a question to the citizens may be placed on a ballot during an election, which requires prior approval by the Town Council. A charter change, for instance, would require an ordinance with two separate readings at Council meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to address the issue. Another example is if the Council wanted to determine the electorate's opinion on a matter, it may initiate an advisory referendum. Since referendums are only included on a ballot with Town Council approval, a citizen of the Town who desired to initiate a referendum would have to request that the matter be heard at a Council meeting to gain their approval, as it would have some level of financial impact on the Town.
March 15, 2016 - At the Presidential Preference Primary election (click here for statistics), voters approved these election date and Charter changes.
FACTS: Registered voters in the 3,436 in August '08; 3,529 in November '10; 3,488 in '12; 3591 in '13; 3,618 in '15; 3,672 in March '16; & 3746 in April '17