2024 Election Information
The next election will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. To register to vote and review registration information, please visit https://www.browardvotes.gov.
For more information about the upcoming election, to request a vote-by-mail ballot and so much more, go to https://www.browardvotes.gov.
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 (General Election)
City Commission Seats up for Election - Seat #1, Seat #2 and Seat #4 (four-year terms)
Qualifying Period: Noon, Monday, June 10, 2024 through Noon, Friday, June 14, 2024
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.
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.
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.
Election Sign Permit Application
Registering to Vote
You can access forms and information on registering to vote at www.browardvotes.gov.
The City of Margate Polling Places listed below are current as of January 2, 2024.
|Coral Bay Clubhouse
|Liberty Elementary School
|Charley Katz Community Center
|Margate Middle School
|Oakland Hills Social Center
|Atlantic West Elementary School
|Oriole Gardens Phase 1 Clubhouse
|Paradise Gardens Section 4 CH
|Cokesbury United Methodist Church
|Holiday Springs Village Recreation