Election Information

General Election

This is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen. Additionally, it is a regularly scheduled local, state, or national election in which voters elect office-holders. Elections are held in November of even numbered years, on dates authorized by laws governing municipal elections in Broward County.

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.

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. You can access the current 2018 Candidate packet at the link below. It is a large PDF document, so please be patient when downloading.

2018 City of Margate Candidate Packet (Revised 3-20-18)

In the City of Margate, our Municipal Election is scheduled during even numbered years for the month of November per the City of Margate Charter.

Registering to Vote

You can access forms and information on registering to vote at www.browardsoe.org.

City of Margate Polling Places

Area Business Location
Coral Bay Clubhouse
3101 S Bay Drive
Abundant Life Church
7955 Royal Palm Boulevard
Coral Cay Plantation
6500 Colonial Drive
Paradise Gardens Section Number 4 CH
7700 Margate Boulevard
Oriole Golf & Tennis Phase 1 CH
7777 Golf Circle Drive
Charley Katz Community Center
6111 NW 10th Street
Atlantic West Elementary School
301 NW 69th Terrace
Oakland Hills Social Center
800 SW 51st Avenue
Atlantic West Elementary School
301 NW 69th Terrace
Cokesbury United Methodist Church
1801 NW. 65th Avenue
Liberty Elementary School
2450 Banks Road
Oriole Gardens Phase 1 Clubhouse
7400 NW 5th Court
Oriole Gardens Phase 1 Clubhouse
7400 NW 5th Court
Margate Middle School
500 NW 65th Avenue
Oriole Golf & Tennis Phase 1 CH
7777 Golf Circle Drive
Holiday Springs Village Auditorium
3131 Holiday Springs Boulevard

Precinct Finder

To know your polling location for Election Day, use our precinct finder

For more information, please email the City Clerk’s Office or call them at 954-935-5326.