Elections

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The City Clerk organizes and oversees all elections within the City of South Miami. 
NEXT ELECTION - November 8, 2022

Candidates shall qualify for the November 8, 2022 Municipal General Election in the Office of the City Clerk, 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Florida.

The qualifying period for this election shall open Monday, August 15, 2022 and close Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. sharp each day. (These dates are tentative pending City Commission approval)

Candidates may qualify for:
Mayor
Commissioner Group I
Commissioner Group IV

The following will be necessary for filling of candidacy:

  • Qualifying Fee - Commissioner: $220 ($120 Election Assessment fee & $100 Qualifying Fee) – check form campaign accountPursuant 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.

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                                                         

Vote by mail 

Register to vote - October 11, 2022 is the last day to register to vote to participate in the General Election

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