The Mayor and four City Commissioners are elected to four-year, staggered terms on a non-partisan basis. Sunrise holds municipal elections every two years and the Mayor and City Commission are elected at large by groups: Groups A, B, C, D, and the Mayor. In January 2008, City of Sunrise voters amended the City Charter to allow for municipal elections to be held in November of even years beginning with the November 2010 election cycle. The candidates elected to office for the November 2010 and November 2012 elections will serve a term of 3 years, 8 months in order to effectuate the transition to the November election cycle. Beginning in 2014, the term of office for elected officials will return to 4-year terms.
The Sunrise City Clerk is the local supervisor of 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 (Chapters 97-106). For further information, publications and forms, please contact the City Clerk's office at (954) 746-3333.
REGARDING THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION:
Early Voting at the Sunrise Senior Center
A statewide General Election is set for Tuesday, November 4. Skip the lines by casting your ballot between October 20 and November 2 at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Early voting will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
When voting early or voting at a polling place, Florida law requires voters to present a picture ID with signature. Acceptable forms of ID are:
- Florida driver's license
- Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- United States passport
- Debit or credit card
- Military identification
- Student identification
- Retirement center identification
- Neighborhood Association identification
- Public Assistance identification
Some voters have experienced confusion regarding page two of the 2014 General Election ballot
. Please note that the third column contains two separate ballot items: Constitutional Amendment No. 3 at the top, and a County question regarding the Children’s Services Council directly below. View our enhanced PDF of the ballot page
for further clarification.
Beginning in 2014, some Sunrise voters will vote at a new polling location:
- If you voted at the Sunrise Elks’ Lodge, you will now vote at the Sunrise Gas Administration Building located at 4401 NW 103 Avenue.
- If you were in Precinct M011 and voted at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, check your new voter registration card or the Broward Supervisor of Elections’ Precinct Finder to confirm your polling location. Some voters were moved to the Aragon Condominium Recreation Facility at 2531 Aragon Boulevard.
- If you were in Precinct M017 and voted at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (SAC Park), check your new voter registration card or the Broward Supervisor of Elections’ Precinct Finder to confirm your polling location. Some voters were moved to the Sunrise Dan Pearl Library at 10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard.
A precinct comparison chart, new precinct map, and list of current polling locations and addresses are available at the bottom of this page.
Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots & Sample Ballots
The voter registration deadline for the November 4, 2014 General Election is October 6. U.S citizens who are Florida residents and at least 18 years old may register to vote. For additional information, request an absentee ballot or sample ballot, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website, www.browardsoe.org or contact the office directly at 954-357-7050.
Referendum Question for November 4, 2014 General Election Ballot
Park, Recreation and Leisure Services General Obligation Bonds
Shall the City of Sunrise, Florida issue general obligation bonds not exceeding $65,000,000, in one or more series, maturing not later than thirty (30) years from their issuance dates, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal interest rate, payable from ad valorem taxes levied by the City to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds, to finance improvements to the City’s park, recreation and leisure facilities?
___ For Bonds
___ Against Bonds
(For more information regarding this referendum question, please visit www.sunrisefl.gov/parkbonds.)
Candidates for November 4, 2014 General Election
The November 4, 2014 candidates retained office without opposition. Therefore, their names will not appear on the November ballot.
REGARDING THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION:
Candidates for November 8, 2016 General Election