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ELECTION

November 6, 2018


The Town of Davie Town Council consists of 5 elected officials. The Mayor is elected at-large with Councilmembers designated by district seats (Districts 1, 2, 3, & 4).  Coucilmembers elected in March of 2015 as well as those elected in March of 2016 will serve until November of 2018. This will result in an eight (8) month extension of terms of the Mayor and District 1 and a four (4) month term reduction for Districts 2, 3, and 4. On November 6, 2018 all of Town Council will be up for election.

The Town Council elected in November 2018 will serve for a period of four (4) years and will be elected every November of even numbered years. Town of Davie Charter  



Qualifying and Assessment Fees (99.093(1), F.S.): A qualifying fee of 3% plus a 1% election assessment fee both equal to the annual salary must be paid at the time the candidate qualifies for office.



Pursuant to 99.095, Florida Statutes, a person seeking to qualify for nomination to any office may qualify to have their name placed on the ballot by means of the petitioning process.

Candidates Qualifying by petition must file the following:

1.   Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository Form DS-DE 9 and Statement of Candidate Form DS-DE 84, unless you have already filed these forms with the Supervisor of Elections.

2.      Petition Certification Form, if qualifying by petition.

3.      Loyalty Oath:
Non Partisan Races:
Candidates running in a Non Partisan election Form DS-DE 26
(Form DS-DE 25 is for all candidates except School Board and
Judiciary)

Candidate Petition Cards Form DS-DE104 (English) Form DS-DE 104 (Spanish)

Petition cards must be properly completed and signed by 1% of the eligible, registered voters within the District as of the last general election. (99.095 (2)(a), Florida Statutes)

Petition forms are to be reproduced by the candidate. (99.095(2)(c), Florida Statutes)

Financial Disclosure: A completed Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests (reflecting the preceding tax year) must be filed at the time the candidate files his/her qualifying papers.

Statement of Candidate (Section 106.023, F.S.): Each candidate must file a statement with the Town within ten (10) days after he/she files his Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository form, stating he/she has read and understands the requirements of Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.




Campaign Reporting Information
ALL DOCUMENTS ARE FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE


By Florida law, campaigns and committees are required to disclose detailed financial records of campaign contributions and expenditures.

Who must file reports?

Both candidates and committees must file campaign finance reports.

  • A "candidate" is any person who seeks to be elected to or retained in public office.
  • A "committee" is generally a combination of two or more individuals or an organization who:
  • Contributes more than $500 in the aggregate in a calendar year to any candidate or political party, or which accepts contributions during a calendar year in an aggregate amount in excess of $500; or
  • Expressly advocates the election or defeat of a candidate or issue and makes expenditures of more than $500 in the aggregate during a calendar year; or
  • The sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment by initiative who intends to seek the signatures of registered electors.
The laws governing campaign finance reporting and campaign financing limitations are complex. For more detail, please refer to Chapter 106, Florida Statutes.






Campaign Account & Treasurer (Section 106.021, F.S.): Before accepting any campaign contributions,
expending any funds or qualifying as a candidate, a campaign depository must be designated and a campaign treasurer must be appointed. This appointment must be done by completing an "Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository" form. This form can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office and is to be filed with the Town Clerk. Also, each candidate shall, at the same time the above form is filed, designate the office for which he/she is running.

Contribution Limits (Section 106.08 F.S.): The contribution limit for all municipal candidates is $1,000 per contributor per election. (Contribution limits do not apply to contributions made by a candidate to his/her own campaign.)

Campaign Reports - Due Dates (Section 106.07 F.S.): All candidates who are opposed in seeking election to an office must file reports with the Town Clerk on the 46th day, 32nd day, 18th day and 4th day immediately preceding the election. Any candidate who is unopposed must dispose of his/her funds and file a report reflecting the disposition within 90 days after becoming unopposed.

Campaign Reports - Late Filing Penalty (Section 106.07(8)(b), F.S.): Late filing of reports are subject to a $50 fine for each late day for the first three days and, thereafter, $500 per day for each late day. The fine is not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report. However, for the reports immediately preceding each election, the fine shall be $500 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report. Late report penalties are the responsibility of the candidate and are to be paid from the personal funds of the candidate. Such fines are to be paid to the Town of Davie within 20 days after receipt of notice of payment due.

Disposition of Funds (Section 106.141 F.S.): Any candidate who withdraws, becomes unopposed, is eliminated or is elected to office must dispose of his/her funds and file a report reflecting the disposition within 90 days after withdrawing, becoming unopposed, being eliminated or elected.

All reports must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on the designated day; however, any report postmarked by the United States Postal Service no later than midnight of the day designated shall be deemed to have been filed in a timely manner. A certificate of mailing obtained from and dated by the US Postal Service at the time of mailing, or a receipt from an established courier company, which bears a date on or before the date on which the report is due shall be proof of mailing in a timely manner.

Regulations for Election Signs Election Signs: Pursuant to Chapter 12 Section 12-243(D) of the Town of Davie Code of Ordinances election signs may not be placed prior to 60 days of the election to which they pertain and must be removed seven (7) calendar days from said election. Furthermore, election signs may not exceed sixteen (16) square feet and the permission of the owner or other person with legal control of the property must be granted prior to placement.  Sign bond of $300 will be collected prior to signs being erected. For more information on sign requirements, please review Chapter 12 Section 12-243(D) or contact the Town Clerk’s Office.

  • Signs shall not be internally illuminated and shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet per sign face.
  • Signs shall not be erected or displayed earlier than sixty (60) days prior to the primary or general election to which they pertain; the placement of any such sign requires the permission and consent of the property owner.
  • Election campaign signs will be removed within seven (7) days after the date of the election to which the signs relate.
  • The political party or candidate, or an authorized agent, deposits with the Town Clerk the sum of three hundred dollars ($300.00) for Town of Davie municipal elections, or five hundred dollars ($500.00) for county elections and statewide or national elections.

Political Campaign Advertisements
Advertisements circulated prior to the election - Refer to F.S. 106.143
Disclosure of telephone solicitation - Refer to F.S. 106.147

It is not the responsibility of this office to interpret Florida Statutes as prescribed by Florida Law. For further interpretation or legal opinion, you may contact the Division of Elections at (850) 245-6240.

VOTER REGISTRATION


Voter registration is handled through the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. Any inquires you may have, please visit their website at www.browardsoe.org or call them at 954-357-7050. You may register on-line using the Voter Registration Form provided by the State of Florida Division of Elections.

Supervisor of Elections
Main Office 954-357-7050
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 102
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301
Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Polling Locations

If you are unsure of your precinct location, check the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Precinct Locator page. After a few questions to obtain your home address, it will provide the location where you will go to vote. The site will also provide information on your elected officials and the dates of upcoming elections.