2024 Election Information

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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

Candidate Campaign Packet (revised 1/19/2024)

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. 

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

Prior to placing election signs on someone’s property, candidates must complete this permit application and submit it to the City. Click here to download the 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.    

Precinct Place Name 
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

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.