Registered Voters as of 10/31/2014 Democrat: 546,979 Republican: 236,470 Other: 287,393 Total: 1,070,842

Municipal Election Information

WHAT IS A MUNICIPAL ELECTION?

Municipalities have governing bodies whereby the members are elected by the voters.  Each of the 31 municipalities in Broward has a Charter which stipulates the term of the office and the frequency of the elections.  Until 2004, all Broward municipalities held their elections the second Tuesday in March.  One city also requires a Primary Election and that is held the second Tuesday in February.  These are called stand-alone elections and the municipalities bear the costs for the election.

Other municipalities have now moved their elections to the General Election in even numbered years and their candidates are listed after the other non-partisan offices listed on the ballot.  Referendum questions are listed after the state and county questions.  Municipalities are permitted to move their elections by virtue of the passage of special legislation.

Early Voting – Unlike the County, Early Voting is optional for municipalities if it is a stand alone election.  Since the inception of Early Voting, no municipalities have opted to offer Early Voting.

Absentee Ballots – As in all other elections, municipal voters have the option to vote by absentee.  Requests can be made to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ Office in person, e-mail, phone call or in writing.

Candidate Qualifying - The criteria required for an elected office is contingent upon the requisites of the level of the office desired.  Where the candidates file their respective campaign documents and where they qualify is dependent on the level of the office.  For candidates running for Municipal offices, the qualifying officer is the Municipal Clerk.  All campaign documents are therefore filed with the Municipal Clerk.

Qualifying dates for the 2014 elections are as follows:

    Election:                                                               Qualifying:     

March 11, 2014 Municipal General Elections Noon, January 2 to noon, January 9, 2014
November 4, 2014 Municipal General Elections Noon, June 16 to noon, June 20, 2014

Note: In a year when there is a Presidential Preference Primary, the municipalities scheduled to vote in March may change their election to coincide with that election.

Campaign Financing - Any information regarding campaign contributions and expenditures will be contained within the campaign files in the office of the Municipal Clerk.  These files are open to public inspection and copies of the reports may be purchased.

Polling Places – Municipalities are responsible for securing the polling places for a stand alone election.  They use the same facilities as the Supervisor of Elections, unless the location is not available.

A five year projection of the scheduled Municipal elections follows.

Municipal General Election Schedule
P=Primary, CD=City District, NV=Not Voting, SE=Special Election
Original 6/91, Revised 10/22/2013
Dist Code Pct Prefice City Name # Pcts 3/12/13 3/11/14 3/10/15 3/8/16 3/14/17
  32 (F) Coconut Creek 14  * * *
  10 (U) Cooper City 11

11/4/14 11/8/16
  28 (E) Coral Springs 34 11/4/14 11/8/16
  04 (S), V055 Dania Beach 10 11/4/14 11/8/16
CD 24 (T), Q068 Davie 31 * * *
CD 11 (A) Deerfield Beach 24 * *
P-CD 03 (R) Fort Lauderdale 69

1/15/13 

SE

*
  25 (Y) Hallandale Beach 8 11/4/14  11/8/16
  13 (Q010) Hillsboro Beach 1 * * * * *
CD 05 (V), S008 Hollywood 59 11/8/16 
  02 (Q030-Q031) Laud-By-The-Sea 2 * *
  20 (K) Lauderdale Lakes 11 11/4/14 11/8/16
  19 (L) Lauderhill 19 11/4/14 11/8/16
  18 (P004) Lazy Lake 1 *
  14 (B) Lighthouse Point 7 * *   *
  12 (G) Margate 16   11/4/14 11/8/16
  27 (W) Miramar 25 * *
CD 29 (H) North Lauderdale 11 11/4/14  11/8/16
  17 (D) Oakland Park 16 * 11/4/14 11/8/16
  30 (Q040-Q045) Parkland 6

*

SE

11/4/14 

11/8/16

06 (Q050-Q051) Pembroke Park 2  
CD 26 (X) Pembroke Pines 50 * *
  22 (N,R063) Plantation 30 * *
CD 15 (C) Pompano Beach 38 * 11/4/14 11/8/16
  16 (Q020) Sea Ranch Lakes 1 * * * * *
  08 (Q090-Q091) Southwest Ranches 2 11/4/14 11/8/16
  21 (M) Sunrise 32

*

SE

 11/4/14 

11/8/16
CD 31 (J) Tamarac 24   11/4/14 11/8/16
  33 (Q080-Q083) West Park 4 11/4/14 11/8/16
  07 (Q060-Q072) Weston 13 11/4/14 11/8/16
  09 (P) Wilton Manors 6

11/4/14

11/8/16