City Elections

General Election Information

The City Commission consist of five (5) members, one of whom shall be the mayor, all of who shall be elected from and represent the city at large.  The term of commission members is four (4) years.  Commission members may serve only two (2) consecutive terms. A commission member who has served two (2) consecutive terms may not run for election to commission for a two year period. 
The City of Oakland Park holds their general election in November of even number years along with the County wide General Elections. 

Next Municipal Election to be held November 6, 2018, for two (2) City Commission positions and one (1) Referendum question.

Qualified Candidates

  • Steven R. Arnst
  • Jane F. Bolin
  • Michael E. Carn - (Incumbent)
  • Mitch Rosenwald
  • Robert B. Thompson

                                         City of Oakland Park, Florida                                             General Obligation Bonds 

May the City of Oakland Park, Florida issue, in one or more series, not exceeding $40,000,000 of general obligation bonds, bearing interest at not exceeding the legal rate and maturing not later than thirty years after the date(s) of issuance, to finance costs of public safety, emergency services, transportation, recreation, library and municipal land, buildings and facilities, all to be located within the City of Oakland Park.

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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 office of City Commissioner.  Qualification documents and campaign financial reports are filed with the City Clerk.  The City Clerk works in cooperation with the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office.

What are the requirements to run for office?
A qualified candidate must be a resident  who has resided continuously in the city for six (6) months prior to qualifying as a candidate. Each candidate for nomination and election as a member of the city commission shall be a duly qualified elector of the city at the time of qualifying.  

Are parties of candidates mentioned in elections?
No.  City elections are conducted on a nonpartisan basis.

Are there sign regulations?
Yes.  Candidates must apply for a sign permit with $100.00 bond. Political signs can only be posted 60 days prior to an election. Code Section 24-149 provides for sign display guidelines.
A written statement of permission for the placement of political signs upon any vacant land,  nonresidential tract or a residential tract, lot or parcel, or any lands not owned by the candidate must be provided to the City of Oakland Park upon placement of each sign.   
Please call the City Clerk at 954-630-4298 for more information. 

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