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.
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.
The qualifying period for the November 8, 2016 municipal election begins at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 20, 2016 and ends at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 24, 2016. Qualifying for office takes place in the Office of the City Clerk. The qualifying fee, which is due on the date you submit your qualifying papers, is $3,014.04 for the office of Mayor and $2,870.04 for the office of Commissioner. The qualifying fee, which is due on the date you submit your qualifying papers, is $3,014.04 for the office of Mayor and $2,870.04 for the office of Commissioner. The payment check must be drawn on your campaign account. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (954) 746-3333.
Candidates for November 8, 2016 General Election