Election of Supervisors Information

General Election

Per Florida State law, Forest Creek CDD Supervisors (board members) are elected by State registered voters that reside in the Forest Creek Community Development District in a general election conducted by the Office of the Supervisor of Elections in Manatee County. 

CDD elections are held in November in even-numbered years. There are always five board seats, and Board Supervisors must be Florida residents and U.S. citizens. As soon as practicable after each election or appointment, the board shall organize by electing one of its members as chair and by electing a secretary, who need not be a member of the board, and such other officers as the board may deem necessary. 

The CDD publishes a notice of the qualifying period set by the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections for each election at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the qualifying period. If a resident meets the qualifications they can contact the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections to run for the general election board seats.

CDD Board Supervisors serve four-year terms and are subject to Florida state ethics and finance disclosure laws. If, during the term of office, a vacancy occurs, the remaining members of the board shall fill the vacancy by an appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.  Board Supervisors assume office on the second Tuesday following their election. If no elector qualifies for a seat to be filled in an election, the board would declare a vacancy in that seat effective on the second Tuesday following the election. Within 90 days, the board shall appoint a qualified elector to fill the vacancy. Until this appointment, the incumbent board member in that seat will remain in office.


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