The City government is a Mayor/Commission form of government. The Mayor is the day-to-day administrator and the four Commissioners are each assigned to a department as liaison between the department and the Commission for no more than a two-year period. The four departments are Administration/Finance, Police, Fire and Public Works. The Commission terms are for two years each with the Mayor and two Commissioners being elected one year and two Commissioners the next year. A Vice Mayor is elected each year by the Commission and may not serve consecutive terms.

March 19, 2024 Municipal Election Information

As of 4:00 P.M. Monday, December 11, 2023, the end of the qualifying period for candidates for the Municipal Election on March 19, 2024, the following candidates qualified for two-year terms.

Joseph A Barkley III (Incumbent)

Since only one candidate qualified for the available seats, Belleair Bluffs will not hold a municipal election on March 19, 2024. The city commission shall appoint someone to fill the vacant open seat in March for the remainder of the term per the City Charter. (Sec. C3.03(c)



  • Belleair Bluffs’ polling place located at Belleair Bluffs Community Center Room A and B.
  • The polling place will be open 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • State law requires voters to vote in the precinct in which they reside.
  • Polling places for municipal elections may be different from those for county-wide elections. Voters are encouraged to confirm their polling places by visiting and clicking on the “Find Precinct” button at the top of the page or calling (727) 464-VOTE (8683).
  • Voters are encouraged to make any address changes prior to Election Day online at; by calling (727) 464-VOTE (8683); or emailing (include birth date and Florida Driver License Number, Florida Identification Card Number or last four digits of voter’s Social Security Number).
  • Voters should bring photo and signature identification to the polls to avoid delays. Anyone without a valid and current ID may vote a provisional ballot.
  • Name changes may be made by submitting a completed voter registration application to a Supervisor of Elections office.
  • It is important for voters to have their current signature on file and to remain consistent when using their legal signature. Signature updates may be made by completing and signing a voter registration application, available at, and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections.
  • Sample ballots may be viewed at under the “Find Precinct” button.


  • No political activity or campaign signs are allowed inside the polling place or within 150 feet of the polling place entrance or Supervisor of Elections office entrance. Exit polling is permitted as voters are leaving the polls.
  • No photography is allowed inside the polling place.
  • If voters have any election-related questions, they can call the Supervisor of Elections Office at (727) 464-VOTE (8683).
  • Media wishing to visit a polling place on Election Day are asked to contact the Communications Department at (727) 453-7553.

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