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General Information

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.

Future Elections

DATE         SEATS UP FOR  ELECTION                                                    
November 4, 2014        

Leisure Services General Obligation Bond Referendum                   

November 8, 2016

Mayor, Commissioner Groups A & B


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


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.

Group C:

 CANDIDATE                              STATUS                                    REPORTS               
Neil C. Kerch Announced - 2/12/14
Qualified - 6/16/14
Elected without opposition on 6/20/14
 reports filed

Group D:

 CANDIDATE                              STATUS                                    REPORTS               
Lawrence A. Sofield Announced - 4/16/13
Qualified - 6/16/14
Elected without opposition on 06/20/14
 reports filed


Candidates for November 8, 2016 General Election

Group A:

 CANDIDATE                              STATUS                                    REPORTS               
Yomtov Vivi Assidon                  Announced - 3/12/14  reports filed

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