The City Commission comprises five (5) members elected to represent the city at-large. The term of commission members is four (4) years. Commission members may serve only two (2) consecutive terms. A commission member who has served two (2) consecutive terms may not run for election to the commission for two years.
The City of Oakland Park holds its general election in November on even-numbered years, along with the Countywide General Elections. Candidates for municipal office must file the appropriate forms with the City Clerk to run for office. Elections are conducted in accordance with the provisions of Title IX, Florida Statutes, Electors and Elections (Chapters 97-106); Articles II and IX of the City Charter; and Chapter 24 of the City Code of Ordinances.
** Revised Polling Place Location Information (Please look for new registration card from the Supervisor of Elections.) Precinct D1
Grace Point Church
5590 NE 6 Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Oakland Park Library
1298 NE 37 Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Precincts D3, D5
Collins Community Center
3900 NE 3 Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334
N. Andrews Gardens Elementary School
345 NE 56 Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334
Lloyd Estates Elementary School
750 NW 41 Street, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Royal Park Condo Clubhouse
122 Royal Park Drive, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Precinct D8, D9
Boyd Anderson High School
3050 NW 41 Street, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33309
William Dandy Middle School
2400 NW 26 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Frequently Asked Questions
What role does the City Clerk's Office play in municipal elections?
The City Clerk serves as the qualifying officer for candidates for the office of City Commissioner. Qualification documents and campaign financial reports are filed with the City Clerk. The City Clerk works in cooperation with the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office.
What are the requirements to run for office?
A qualified candidate must be a resident who has resided continuously in the city for six (6) months prior to qualifying as a candidate. Each candidate for nomination and election as a member of the city commission shall be a duly qualified elector of the city at the time of qualifying.
Are parties of candidates mentioned in elections?
No. City elections are conducted on a nonpartisan basis.
Are there sign regulations?
Yes. Candidates must apply for a sign permit with $100.00 bond. Political signs can only be posted 60 days prior to an election. Code Section 24-149 provides for sign display guidelines.
A written statement of permission for the placement of political signs upon any vacant land, nonresidential tract or a residential tract, lot or parcel, or any lands not owned by the candidate must be provided to the City of Oakland Park upon placement of each sign.