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Lake Mary City Charter Amendments, 4 (January 2012)

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Four Lake Mary City Charter Amendment measures were on the January 31, 2012 ballot in the city of Lake Mary which is in Seminole County.

All four measures were approved

The first measure sought to write a preamble for the City Charter.

  • YES 1,811 (71.47%)Approveda
  • NO 723 (28.53%)

The second measure sought to make it that in order to be eligible for a city office a candidate must have lived in the city for at least a year prior to seeking office.

  • YES 2,482 (94.44%)Approveda
  • NO 146 (5.56%)

The third measure sought to change the time for which vacancies can be filled by appointment from 6 monthes left in the term to ten months without needing to hold an election.

  • YES 1,915 (74.08%)Approveda
  • NO 670 (25.92%)

The fourth measure sought to make clean up changes to the charter, renumber sections, conform it to state laws and clarify language.[1]

  • YES 1,865 (73.77%)Approveda
  • NO 663 (26.23%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Amendment 1: The City Charter does not currently include a Preamble which sets out the purpose of the Charter. Should a Preamble be added to the City Charter?

Amendment 2: The City Charter provides that candidates for City Commission and Mayor must be qualified voters. Should the City Charter be amended to also provide that to qualify for office, candidates must have resided within the City limits for at least one consecutive year prior to qualifying for office?

Amendment 3: The current City Charter provides that vacancies be filled by appointment when the remaining term is less than six months, otherwise by election. Should the Charter be revised to require a vacancy be filled by appointment if the remaining term is less than ten months, otherwise by election, and to require appointees to have resided within the City limits for one consecutive year prior to appointment?

Amendment 4: Shall the City Charter be amended to renumber sections; to conform to state law; to clarify the City Attorney is not required to represent the City in all legal proceedings; to edit Charter language to be gender-neutral; and to eliminate unnecessary language and insert clarifying language?[3]


  1. Seminole County Elections, January Sample Ballot
  2. Seminole County Elections, January Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.