Election Information


Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy that will occur Friday, September 3rd after the 5:01 Budget Public Hearing. Please click here for the announcement or here for the application. A brief description of what qualifications are entailed is found on this flyer.

NEXT Election
The Town of Indian River Shores holds elections for council members on Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even years.

A Charter Amendment can be done at any time, and this year we will likely have one on the ballot in November 2022.

The next regular election on November 8, 2022 will include two Council seats, which are currently occupied by Mayor Brian Foley and Vice Mayor Jesse "Sam" Carroll, who are both eligible for reelection.

Election Security FACT Sheet for Indian River County

VOTE BY MAIL Information

Voting by absentee (mail in) ballot may be done by requesting a form online from the Supervisor of Elections office, by printing a request form out from their website and either mailing or taking it to their office, by calling 772-226-4702 and they will complete the form for you, or by visiting their office at 4375 43rd Avenue to either pick one up to mail or complete it there.

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) 226-4700.

Precinct & Districts

Indian River Shores residents and those who live north of Town limits on Orchid Island vote at the Indian River Shores Community Center at 6001 Highway A1A (facing Fred R. Tuerk Drive). All polling (voting) locations in our county are open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on election day.
This is Precinct 16.

The Sebastian Inlet Tax District 209.2 does apply to almost 600 voters who live north of Old Winter Beach Road in Indian River Shores.

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 , which has an interesting "Media Room" page that may help you research different topics associated with elections.


Recent Elections & Referendum Info

In November, Christian "Chris" Hendricks, John McCord, and Mary Alice Smith were sworn in to 4-year terms on the Town Council, joining Brian Foley and Jesse "Sam" Carroll, who each have 2 years remaining on their term. Please see the Town Council page for current elected official's information.

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 prior to being included on a ballot for the voters to approve. 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.

Registered voters: 3,436 in August '08; 3,529 in November '10; 3,488 in '12; 3,591 in '13; 3,672 in March '16; 3,746 in April '17; 3,876 in June '18; 3,929 in November '18; and 4,046 in January 2020