The City of Oakland Park holds its general election in November on even-numbered years, along with the Countywide General Election.
The (5) City Commission consist of five (5) members, one of whom shall be the mayor, all of whom shall be elected from and represent the city at large as provided in the Charter. Candidates who receive the highest number of votes during the general election shall be deemed elected to the City Commission.
The terms of the commission members are four (4) years. Commission members may serve two (2) consecutive terms. A commission member who has served two (2) consecutive terms may not run for election for two years.
Upcoming 2024 Elections.
March 19, 2024 (Special Election) 1 Seat - 8 month term
Qualifying Period - Noon, January 2, 2024 to Noon, January 8, 2024
November 5, 2024 - 3 Seats - 4 year term
Qualifying Period - Noon, June 10, 2024 to Noon, June 14, 2024
Call the City Clerk's office at 954-630-4298 to make an appointment to qualify, or for more information.
Qualifying for Candidacy
The City Clerk is the local supervisor of elections for all municipal elections. Candidates for municipal office must file the appropriate forms with the City Clerk prior to opening a campaign account and to qualify for office. Elections are conducted in accordance with the provisions of Title IX, Florida Statutes, Electors and Elections (Chapter 97-106); Articles II and IX of the City Charter, and Chapter 24 of the City Code of Ordinances.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of January 1, 2024, all candidates will be required to file Form 6, a full and public disclosure of financial interest, submitted via an electronic filing system created and maintained by the Florida Commission on Ethics. For more information, please visit https://www.ethics.state.fl.us/.
Registering to Vote
Residents are encouraged to register to vote, or check their voter status, in advance of the election. To register or check your voter registration status, visit www.registertovoteflorida.gov.
** Revised Polling Place Location Information (Please look for new registration card from the Supervisor of Elections.) Precinct D1
Grace Point Church
5590 NE 6 Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Oakland Park Library
1298 NE 37 Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Precincts D3, D5
Collins Community Center
3900 NE 3 Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334
N. Andrews Gardens Elementary School
345 NE 56 Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Lloyd Estates Elementary School
750 NW 41 Street, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Royal Park Condo Clubhouse
122 Royal Park Drive, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Precinct D8, D9
Boyd Anderson High School
3050 NW 41 Street, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33309
William Dandy Middle School
2400 NW 26 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
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. Call 954-630-4298 for more information.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.