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Qualifying For Special Election to elect new Mayor begins Monday; ends Wednesday at 12:30.


Qualifying for the office of Mayor will be held in the Office of the Probate Judge/Election Superintendent in the Seminole County Courthouse on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. 

The qualifying fee has been set by the City Council at $108. Citizens 18 years of age and older who have been residents of Donalsonville for a minimum of 12 months prior to the election are qualified to seek the office of Mayor.

The Special Election to fill the vacancy in the office of Donalsonville Mayor for Ponder’s unexpired term will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Early voting for the Special Election will be held during regular business hours in the Office of the Probate Judge/Election Superintendent beginning April 27 at 8:30 a.m. and ending on May 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Should a Runoff Election be required, it would be held on July 21. 

Due to the recent State of Emergency and the nationwide pandemic of COVID-19, those wishing to qualify for the Office of Mayor for the City of Donalsonville should call the Office of the Probate Court at 229-524-5256 to schedule an appointment to qualify. Those wanting to qualify but do not want to complete the qualifying paperwork in the office may go to This website is for the Secretary of State’s Office and all qualifying paperwork can be found on this website. Once paperwork is completed, have all forms notarized where it is required and drop the packet off at the Courthouse with the qualifying fee attached.

 For more information contact Michael Jon Rogerson, Seminole County Election Superintendent, or Kristy Wilson, Seminole County Chief Deputy Registrar at 229-524-5256 or via email at

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