How Plantation races work
Plantation residents have a lot at stake on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Starting at the top – I am running for mayor and hope I have your vote as the best choice to lead the city for the next four years.
But I want to explain some other details about our city elections in case you’re unfamiliar with the process.
The races: You will be making four decisions in the 2022 election. There’s the mayoral race, and contests for Group 1 (incumbent Erik Anderson) and Group 2 (incumbent Denise Horland) who are seeking a second four-year term. Because I vacated Group 5 to run for mayor, you will also pick someone to finish out the remaining two years of my term. Wayne Clark, Dylan Cole and Louis Reinstein are vying for the seat.
Races are citywide: It does not matter what part of the city you live in. The city does not have districts and the mayor and council members represent the entire city.
All city races are non-partisan: Candidates are not supposed to reveal their political party to voters. However, political parties can provide voters with a list of preferred candidates.
Charter revision on the ballot: There’s a question on the ballot for voters to approve an updated city charter. Get more info via the red bar at the top of Plantation.org.
RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. The deadline is Oct. 11, 29 days before an election.
Voting options: Early voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 23-Nov. 6. There also is a drop-off site for those who requested a vote by mail ballot and prefer to hand-deliver. (This has been the most popular way recently. That way you get your ballot at home, research your decisions, yet still have control of seeing the ballot counted.) There are several early voting sites in Broward, with Plantation’s being the West Regional Library at Pine Island and Broward.
Election day Nov. 8: If you vote on election day check your voter registration card. Polling places have been consolidated since the last general election
Good info: BrowardSOE.org has tons of information.