2024 Municipal Election Information
It is strongly encouraged that interested parties thoroughly review the Candidate Qualifying Packet as some qualifying requirements have changed since the last election period. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.
Election Date: March 19, 2024
Qualifying Dates: January 2, 2024, at noon to January 9, 2024, at noon
Open Election Seats:
- Seat of the Mayor at Large
- District 1 Seat 3
- District 2 Seat 4
The Candidate Qualifying Packet is being provided directly to candidates who have announced their candidacy with the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea by filing the Campaign Treasurer & Designation of Campaign Depository (DS-DE 9) and the Statement of Candidate Form (DS-DE 84) with the Town Clerk. The Candidate Qualifying Packet is posted on the Town’s website to give all potential candidates the opportunity to qualify for an elected office.
Important Information Regarding Candidacy:
Who can be a candidate?
To become a candidate in the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, you must:
- Be a bona fide resident and citizen of the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, a resident of the State of Florida, and a citizen of the United States of America;
- Be duly qualified to vote at Town, State and National Elections;
- Shall have resided in the Town for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the date of election, and
- Shall be otherwise qualified as provided in the Town Charter.
When may I announce my candidacy?
You may “announce” your candidacy at any time, however:
- BEFORE you accept contributions or make any expenditures, you must file your Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository (Form DS-DE 9) with your qualifying officer (Town Clerk) pursuant to F.S. 106.021. (This may be done by scheduling an appointment with the Town Clerk, Katrina Adler. 954-640-4201 or email@example.com.)
The DS-DE 9 contains the following information:
- Your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number
- Office sought, including district
- Name, address and telephone number of your campaign treasurer
- Name and address of your depository (bank)
- Your signature
- Signature of campaign treasurer, showing acceptance of appointment
Note: A candidate may appoint herself/himself as campaign treasurer.
Only a campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer is allowed to sign checks drawn on the campaign account. The campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer who signs a check shall be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information on the check and for ensuring it is an authorized expenditure. Candidates are prohibited from signing campaign checks unless they appointed themselves campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer.
- F.S. 106.023 requires that within 10 days of filing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository (Form DS-DE 9), you must file a Statement of Candidate (Form DS-DE 84) with your qualifying officer (Town Clerk), stating you have received, read and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.
You can access forms, handbooks, and other important information by visiting the Florida Division of Elections at http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/ or the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office at http://www.browardsoe.org/