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.
Candidates for November 4, 2014 General Election