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Electing Officials for the Town of Indian River Shores

The Town of Indian River Shores holds elections every even-numbered year to elect two or three of the five-member Town Council. This election is held on the first Tuesday in November in the Town's Community Center.

The next election for Indian River Shores' residents is the Presidential Preference Primary on March 17, 2020. The Primary Elections are August 18, and for Town Council is November 3, 2020. We will have three seats available: Mayor Tom Slater, Vice Mayor Bob Auwaerter and Councilmember Debbi Peniston are all eligible for reelection.


Anyone interested in becoming an Indian River Shores council member must have been a resident of the Town for at least one year prior to the election. Our council members are elected "at large," which means that each council member represents the Town as a whole rather than a specific district within the Town. Other important considerations include:

  • Willingness to serve a 4-year term of office;
  • Availability to meet at least once per month, usually on the fourth Thursday at 9 a.m., to conduct the affairs of the Town;
  • Availability to represent the Town on one or more boards or committees for normal monthly meetings in the county or state;
  • Participation in selection of the mayor and vice-mayor for 2-year terms at a special or regular meeting following the elections;
  • Serving without remuneration (unpaid other than reimbursable travel expenses).

Please contact the Town Clerk for further details or information regarding seeking election to Indian River Shores Town Council.