Municipal Elections

Qualifications and Elections

The next municipal election to be held in Boca Raton is scheduled for March 13, 2018.  The Boca Raton City Clerk is the official qualifying officer for City elections.  The qualifying office is the Office of the City Clerk, Room 360, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 201 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton.

The official qualifying period for the March 13, 2018 election begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and ends promptly at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Qualifying information, required forms and helpful information for candidates can be found here. 

Election reports including official forms and treasurer’s reports for candidates can be found here.

March 2018 Municipal Election  

Announced current candidates for City Council Seat D include: (10/19/17)

Announced current candidates for Seat C include: (10/19/17)

November 2018 Palm Beach County Commission Election

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, whose Mayoral term ends in March 2020, has filed for the Palm Beach County Commission District 4 seat. The county’s primary election is scheduled for August 28, 2018. The general election is set for November 6, 2018. The qualifying period for the Palm Beach County Commission is noon on June 18 through noon, June 22, 2018.

The 4-year County Commission term begins the second Tuesday following the election. Should Mayor Haynie win the Palm Beach County Commissioner’s seat, her term would begin on November 20, 2018. Pursuant to State Statute 99.012, she is required to submit a letter of resignation as Mayor 10 days prior to the qualifying date of the County’s election.  The resignation must be effective no later than the date she would take office, whether elected or not. (November 20, 2018).  

Pursuant to the City’s Charter, if the office of Mayor becomes vacant for any reason, a special election will be held. If there is a Uniform Municipal election scheduled within 150 days of the vacancy, a special election will be held concurrently. For the period prior to the special election, the office of Deputy Mayor shall succeed to the office of Mayor. Because this succession will create a vacancy on the council, the council, by majority vote, may appoint a qualified person to temporarily fill such a vacancy until the office of Mayor is filled by election. (City Charter Section 3.08 (c) )

*Note: There will be an organizational meeting of the Boca Raton City Council on April 2, 2018 at which time the City Council will choose a Deputy Mayor and Community Redevelopment Agency chair, and appoint Council members as City representatives to other government agencies.

March 2019 Municipal Election

Announced current candidate for Mayor (10/23/2017)

  • Scott Singer

Important Dates:

  • City of Boca Raton Qualifying period for City Council Seats C & D:
    8:00 am on Tuesday, January 2 through 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • City of Boca Raton City Council Election Seats C & D:
    March 13, 2018
  • City of Boca Raton City Council organizational meeting and swearing in ceremony
    April 2, 2018
  • Palm Beach County Commission Qualifying Dates:
    June 18 through noon, June 22, 2018 
  • Palm Beach County Commission Election:
    November 6, 2018
  • Palm Beach County Commission term begins:
    November 20, 2018
  • Boca Raton Mayoral resignation effective:
    November 20, 2018, the date she would take office, whether elected or not
  • Possible appointment of qualified, temporary council member
    Between November 20, 2018 and March 2019
  • New Boca Raton Mayoral election: (1 year term)
    March 2019