City of Dania Beach Municipal Elections

Three City Commission seats are up for election in the November 5, 2024 Municipal Election.

The City Commission candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall become Mayor for a term of two years.  The candidate receiving the second highest number of votes shall become the Vice-Mayor for a term of two years.  

To be eligible to hold the office of city commissioner of the City of Dania Beach, or to qualify for nomination or election as such, the candidate shall be a bona fide resident and citizen of the City of Dania Beach, a resident of the State of Florida, and a citizen of the United States of America; shall be duly qualified to vote at city, state and national elections; shall be over the age of twenty-one (21) years; shall have resided in the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of election, as evidenced by City voter’s registration documentation and shall be otherwise qualified as provided in the charter.

  1. Become a Candidate
  2. Qualify to Be Place on the Ballot

To become a candidate, the following documents must be filed with the City Clerk PRIOR to opening a campaign account, receiving contributions, or making any expenditures:

1. DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository

  • Must be filed prior to opening the campaign account and prior to accepting contributions or making expenditures on the person's behalf.
  • A candidate may be his / her campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer, but anyone designated must also be a registered voter of the State of Florida.
  • Your campaign depository must be a bank, savings and loan association or credit union authorized to do business in the State of Florida. The campaign account must be separate from any personal or business accounts.
  • All monetary contributions must be deposited in the campaign account within five (5) business days of receipt. 
  • Only the campaign treasurer or the deputy campaign treasurer may sign campaign expenditure checks.

2. DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate 

  • Must be filed within ten days of filing Form DS-DE 9. This form states that the candidate has been provided access to read and understand the requirements of Chapter 106, F.S.

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, kindly contact the City Clerk at 954-924-6800, ext. 3623, or

AFTER filing the appropriate paperwork with the City Clerk, candidates may then open a campaign account and begin to accept contributions and make expenditures.