Florida Division of Elections
Broward County Supervisor of Elections
- Broward County Supervisor of Elections - For voter registration, absentee ballots, how to vote, etc.
- Election results are available on the Broward County Supervisor of Elections' website
UNDERGROUNDING BALLOT QUESTION
Las Olas Isles Underground Utility Line Facilities Project
- 195 (89.86%) - Yes, I am in favor of the proposed underground utility line facilities project in Las Olas Isles
- 22 (10.14%) - No, I am not in favor of the proposed underground utility line facilities project in Las Olas Isles
NEXT MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
CANDIDATE QUALIFYING INFORMATION:
To obtain City of Fort Lauderdale Municipal Election information or to schedule an appointment, call 954-828-5006.
Qualifying Period: At any time after noon on Monday, June 8, 2020 but not later than noon on Friday, June 12, 2020
Please refer to Emergency Rule ISER20-1 - Designation of Division of Elections as Filing Office for Department of State; Requirements for Candidate Qualifying Papers; Withdrawal of Candidacy.
City of Fort Lauderdale Official Qualifying Office Location:
100 North Andrews Avenue
7th Floor Clerk's Office
Attention: City Clerk, Jeffrey A. Modarelli
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Official Qualifying email address:
Frequently Asked Questions
What role does the City Clerk's Office play in municipal elections?
The City Clerk serves as the qualifying officer for candidates for the offices of mayor-commissioner and commissioner. Qualification documents and all campaign financial reports are filed with the City Clerk. The City Clerk's Office works in cooperation with the Broward County Supervisor of Elections on other election matters.
What offices are elected in the City of Fort Lauderdale?
The Mayor and four City Commissioners are the elected officials of the City of Fort Lauderdale. The Mayor is elected at-large and the City Commissioners are elected from each of the four districts. The four-year terms run concurrently, and all are up for election at the same time.
How can I register to vote?
What are the requirements to run for office?
For the office of Mayor, a qualified candidate must be a resident for a minimum of six months immediately preceding the date of the election. Such candidate must also be a registered voter, at least 21 years of age, and a citizen of the United States. For the office of City Commissioner, a qualified candidate must be a resident of the City of Fort Lauderdale for a minimum of six months immediately preceding the date of the election, and must reside in the district on the day of qualifying. He/she must also be a registered voter, at least 21 years of age, and a citizen of the United States. No candidate is allowed to hold any other public elective office, and cannot be an officer, employee, or serve in any capacity with the City government (except a City Commissioner running for the office of Mayor).
Are parties of candidates mentioned in elections?
No. All City elections are conducted on a nonpartisan basis; that is, references to party affiliation are not permitted on any campaign literature and do not appear on the ballot.
NEW Campaign Financing Ordinance
On June 18, 2019, the City Commission adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 12 of the City of Fort Lauderdale Code of Ordinances Campaign Financing Ordinance