Chief among the City Clerk's responsibilities, as clerk of the municipal body, is to serve as election official. All municipal elections, including general and special elections, in the City of North Lauderdale are held in accordance with applicable Florida general (the state election code) or special laws affecting elections in Broward County, Florida. All elections are called by resolution or ordinance of the City Commission, and adopted not less than forty-five (45) days before the date of such election.
In 2006, the City of North Lauderdale approved a cost-saving referendum transitioning the City's elections from March to November.
North Lauderdale's officials are elected in staggered terms. The next general municipal elections will be held for the following seats, and every four years thereafter:
Mayor (at-large) - Nov. 2014
District A Commissioner - Nov. 2014
District B Commissioner - Nov. 2014
District C Commissioner - Nov. 2016
District D Commissioner - Nov. 2016
Any persons wishing to become candidates, must be a qualified elector who has resided continuously in the City of North Lauderdale for one (1) year prior to qualifying, and must file all the required forms with the City Clerk's Office.