Elections

The City Clerk organizes and oversees all elections within the City of South Miami. 

Any citizen who is a qualified elector and a resident of the City of South Miami, Florida, for at least one (1) year preceding the date of filing may be a candidate for the office of City Commission.

Although the City Clerk organizes and oversees all elections taking place within the City of South Miami, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department is in charge of printing ballots, providing voting equipment and monitors, and tallying voting results. These and other County Elections responsibilities are detailed here

More information can be found at the Florida Department of State's Division of Elections webpage.

Election trivia
     
For information regarding polling places, visit the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at this site
 
NEXT CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI GENERAL ELECTION: 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Early Voting, Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
All voting takes place at City Hall, 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL.

Candidates that have opened campaign accounts

Qualifying Information

Candidates shall qualify for the February 11, 2020 municipal election in the Office of the City Clerk, 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Florida.

Candidates may qualify for Mayor, Commissioner Group II or Commissioner Group III.

Candidate’s Handbook

The qualifying period for this election shall open Monday, December 2, 2019 and close Thursday, December 12, 2019 (excluding weekend), from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. sharp each day.

The following will be necessary for filling of candidacy: 

  • Form DS-DE9 – Appointment of Campaign Treasurer

  • Form DS-DE84 – Statement of Candidate

  • Form 1 – Statement of Financial Interests

  • Copy of Voter’s Registration Card

  • Copy of Florida Identification

  • One Year Residency

    Pursuant to City Charter – Article V Section 1. B (1): Exhibited to the Clerk proof that he/she is qualified elector of the City of South Miami and has continuously resided in the City of South Miami in a structure designated as residential property for at least one (1) year immediately before the date of the election

  • Qualifying Fee

    Mayor: $240 ($140 Election Assessment fee) – check from campaign account

    Commissioner: $220 ($120 Election Assessment fee) – check form campaign account

    Pursuant to City Charter – Article V Section 1. B (2): Each person seeking to qualify for nomination or election to a municipal office shall pay, at the time of qualifying for office, an election assessment fee in addition to a qualifying filing fee of $100 paid to the City Clerk. The requirements to pay an election assessment fee and a qualifying fee may be waived as provided by state law.

  • Candidate Oath

  • City of South Miami Charter Oath

  • City of South Miami Affidavit

  • Declaration and First Amendment Waiver (optional)

  • Declaration for Candidates not Automatically Covered (optional)

The office of the Mayor and Commission seats shall be filled on the basis of the highest number of votes received by the candidates.

In the event of a tie vote, runoff elections shall be held, if necessary, within thirty (30) days from the date of the canvass of the votes cast at the regular election.