Tuesday's Runoff Election Will Determine Fort Lauderdale's New Mayor

The city of Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday will hold a runoff election to determine and elect the city's new mayor. 

Two city commissioners are currently taking each other head-on in a fight to be Fort Lauderdale’s leader.

Dean Trantalis is a lawyer hoping to become the first openly gay mayor of Fort Lauderdale. Current Vice Mayor Bruce Roberts is also the city's former chief of police. Both candidates kicked their campaigns into overdrive in an effort to win over voters.

In January’s primary election, Trantalis won 46 percent of the vote and Roberts brought in 31 percent.

Since neither candidate won 50 percent of the vote, Tuesday’s runoff election will determine the next mayor. The election winner succeeds mayor Jack Seiler, who was first elected nine years ago and has reached his term limit.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, but anyone who is in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

You must vote at your precinct. To find your precinct, click here.

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