Effective November 2018, All persons elected to serve as Mayor or City Commissioner shall serve a term of office for four years. All persons elected to serve as Mayor or City Commissioner on or after March 2020, shall be limited to 12 consecutive years of service. An individual who has completed 12 consecutive years of service must remain out of office for a two-year period before being eligible to serve again. After the two-year period of time out of office, the individual may again serve and the limitations set forth herein limiting such service to 12 consecutive years shall begin to be calculated again.
Consecutive years serving as Mayor shall not be counted towards consecutive years of service as a City Commissioner, and consecutive years serving as a City Commissioner shall not be counted towards consecutive years serving as Mayor. An individual who has served as Mayor for 12 consecutive years is eligible to run for City Commissioner without remaining out of office for two years. An individual who has served as City Commissioner for 12 consecutive years is eligible to run for Mayor without remaining out of office for two years.
How to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
- By mail: Broward Supervisor of Elections -
P.O. Box 029001
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302-9001
- By phone: 954-357-7055
- In person:
115 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- Online: Request by email or visit the SOE Website
Three ways to vote: Early Voting, Absentee Ballot of on Election Day!
When voting early or voting at a polling place, Florida law requires voters to present a photo ID with signature.
ID required and checked at the polls is used solely to confirm the voter’s identity, not to verify the voter’s ID number or address. If the voter’s photo ID does not contain a signature, an additional document with signature may be used. Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:
- Debit or credit card
- Florida driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Military ID
- Neighborhood association identification
- Public Assistance ID
- Retirement center ID
- Student ID
Check Your Voter Status or Track Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
You can call 954-357-7050 to check your voter status.
You can track the status of your Vote-By-Mail Ballot online by visiting the SOE Website and selecting "My Status"
You can register to vote at the checkout counter of any public library, social service agency, motor vehicle agency, online, or you can request an application by mail. We encourage everyone to register to vote.