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Florida Division of Elections

Broward County Supervisor of Elections


UNDERGROUNDING BALLOT QUESTION

Las Olas Isles Underground Utility Line Facilities Project

Results: 

  • 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

To obtain Fort Lauderdale municipal election information, call 954-828-5006 to schedule an appointment.


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?

To register to vote, you must be a US citizen and 18 years of age or older. For more information, contact Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Outreach Services, at 954-357-7050.  

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 pdf


Campaign Treasurer Reports

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