For the purposes of elections, counties are given options in how to establish districts.

 


 

AT-LARGE

Commissioners are elected in county-wide balloting, but are required to reside in a district.

 

Counties:

Alachua, Baker, Bay, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, DeSoto, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Holmes, Indian River, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Levy, Liberty, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Suwannee, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.

 


 

SINGLE-MEMBER

Only voters residing in a particular district elect a commissioner from that district to represent them.

 

Counties:

Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Collier, Columbia, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Hendry, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, *Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Sumter, Taylor, Union.

*Note: Miami-Dade County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners and a Mayor. The commissioners are elected from single-member districts. The Mayor is elected county-wide or at-large. However, the Mayor does not sit with the Board of County Commissioners in a legislative capacity, which differentiates if from Orange County. Therefore, Miami-Dade County's districting scheme is categorized as single-member in this list.

 


 

MIXED

Some counties mix At-Large and Single Member districts, with voters within a district electing commissioners from within that district and other commissioners are elected in county-wide balloting.

 

Counties:

Duval, Hillsborough, Leon, Manatee, *Orange, Pinellas, Volusia.

*Note: In Orange County, commissioners are all elected from single-member districts. However, the county chairman is elected county-wide. In this case, the county chairman does sit with the Board of County Commissioners in a legislative capacity. Therefore, Orange County's districting scheme is categorized as mixed in this list.