November 7, 2023 City of Miami General Election

Blue square with City Seal and General Election November 7, 2023 written in it.

A General Municipal Election for the Mayor and City Commissioners shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. A run-off election for the mayor and city commissioners shall be held on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. All elections held in said city shall be conducted and held according to the provisions of the general election laws of the State of Florida, except as otherwise provided for in the Charter

ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS 
Voting Results will commence posting at 7:15 p.m. with Vote-by-Mail ballot totals, followed by Early Voting totals, and then individual precinct totals coming in as they are reported from the various collection centers.

Unofficial Voter Turnout Information for the November 7, 2023 Miami General Municipal Election

OFFICES UP FOR 2023 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

A General Municipal Election will be held on November 7, 2023 for the purpose of electing three (3) City Commissioners for the following Districts:

  • Commissioner District 1
  • Commissioner District 2

SAMPLE BALLOT

GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
T
O BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION NO. R-23-0171 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING
THE OFFICES OF THREE CITY COMMISSIONERS
WHO ARE TO BE ELECTED FROM SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS 1, 2 AND 4

OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT
BOLETA OFICIAL DE MUESTRA
ECHANTIYON BILTEN VÒT OFISYÈL

General Municipal Election
November 7, 2023
Miami, Florida

Elecciones Generales Municipales
7 de noviembre del 2023
Miami, Florida

Eleksyon Minisipal Jeneral
7 novanm 2023
Miami, Florid

  • Instructions: To vote, fill in the oval completely

    next to your choice. Use only a black or blue pen.

  • If you make a mistake, ask for a new ballot. Do not cross out or your vote may not count.
  • Instrucciones: Para votar, rellene completamente el óvalo ubicado junto ⬬ a su selección. Utilice solo un bolígrafo de tinta negra o azul.
  • Si comete un error, solicite una nueva boleta. No haga tachaduras o es posible que no se cuente suvoto.
  • Enstriksyon: Pou vote, ranpli oval la okonplè ⬬

    akote chwa w fè a. Itilize sèlman plim nwa oswa ble.

  • Si w fè yon erè, mande yon nouvo bilten vòt. Pa bife erè a sinon vòt ou a ka pa konte.


District Wide / Para todo el Distrito / Tout Distrik la
Commissioner - District 1
Comisionado - Distrito 1
Komisyonè - Distrik 1
(Vote for 1 / Vote por 1 / Vote pou 1)

  • Alex Diaz de la Portilla                           250
  • Miguel Angel Gabela                              251
  • Francisco “Frank” Pichel                        252
  • Mercedes “Merci” Rodriguez                 253
  • Marvin Tapia                                           254


District Wide / Para todo el Distrito / Tout Distrik la
Commissioner - District 2
Comisionado - Distrito 2
Komisyonè - Distrik 2
(Vote for 1 / Vote por 1 / Vote pou 1)

  • Michael Castro                                      260
  • Gabriela Chirinos                                   261
  • Sabina Covo                                           262
  • Alicia Kossick                                         263
  • Eddy V. Leal                                            264
  • Damian Pardo                                        265
  • Christi Tasker                                         266
  • James Torres                                          267

District Wide / Para todo el Distrito / Tout Distrik la
Commissioner - District 4

Comisionado - Distrito 4Komisyonè - Distrik 4
(Vote for 1 / Vote por 1 / Vote pou 1)

  • Manolo Reyes                                        270
  • Andres “Andy” Vallina                           271

LIST OF CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES AND CAMPAIGN REPORTS

NOTICES FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

NOTICE OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023 
PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION NO. R-23-0171 
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING THE OFFICES OF THREE CITY COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE TO BE ELECTED FROM SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS 1, 2, AND 4

A general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, from 7:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the City of Miami, Florida, at the polling places in the several election precincts designated by the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections, at which election the qualified electors participating therein will vote for the following municipal officers: three District Commissioners who are to be elected from single member Districts 1, 2, and 4. A run-off election, if required, is to be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

Candidate qualifying for the general municipal election will be held at the Office of the City Clerk, Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, 33133 starting on Friday, September 8, 2023, and ending on Saturday, September 23, 2023.  During this period, the Office of the City Clerk will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.  

It is respectfully requested of all prospective candidates to please call, in advance, in order to set up an appointment for qualifying as a candidate. Appointments can be made by contacting the Office of the City Clerk via email at City-Campaigns@miamigov.com or (305) 250-5361. For more information, please visit www.miamigov.com/elections or contact the City of Miami Office of the City Clerk via email at City-Campaigns@miamigov.com or 305-250-5361.

EARLY VOTING

EARLY VOTING SITES AND SCHEDULE FOR THE NOVEMBER 7, 2023
CITY OF MIAMI GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

English (PDF, 128KB)      Spanish(PDF, 101KB)      Creole(PDF, 123KB)

Per Resolution R-23-0172 - Early Voting for the November 7, 2023 City of Miami General Municipal Election for City Commission Districts 1, 2 and 4, has been scheduled for the designated sites, dates, and times referenced below.  Voters may choose to vote at any of the Early Voting sites below on the dates and times in which they are open.

DATES

HOURS

Saturday, October 28, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 30, 2023

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 3, 2023

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Early Voting sites include the following:

EARLY VOTING SITES

Allapattah Branch Library, 1799 NW 35th Street, Miami, FL 33142

Lemon City Branch Library, 430 NE 61st Street, Miami, FL 33137

Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133

(Entrance for Polling Place @ Northeast Side of Building / ADA Entrance @ City Hall Front Door)

Shenandoah Branch Library, 2111 SW 19th Street, Miami, FL 33145

Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128

(Miami-Dade Elections Department Branch Office Located in the Lobby)

West Flagler Branch Library, 5050 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33134

 

 

 

 

 











A secure ballot intake station (“Vote-by-Mail Drop Box”) will be available and staffed at each Early Voting location during Early Voting hours of operation.

When voting at any voting location, whether at an Early Voting site or on Election Day, be sure to bring a current and valid identification that contains your name, photograph and signature. While it is not required that you bring your voter information card to the polling place, it will expedite your check-in process.

ELECTION CALENDAR(S) AND REPORTING DATES FOR CAMPAIGN REPORTS

2023 Election Calendar and Campaign Reporting Dates for ALL Candidates, Electioneering Communication Organizations, and Political Committees

Important Election Dates:

  • City of Miami General Municipal Election: November 7, 2023 - Deadline to Register to vote: October 10, 2023
    Run-Off Election (if required): November 21, 2023 - Deadline to Register to vote: October 23, 2023

  • Deadline to file petitions in lieu of qualifying: August 11, 2023

  • Qualifying Period: September 8-23, 2023
         Dates:     Friday, September 8, 2023 through Saturday, September 23, 2023      
         Hours:     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Note: The City Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023)  
         Location: Miami City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 

  • Early Voting Period: October 28, 2023 through November 5, 2023
    Early Voting Period for Run-Off Election (if required): November 17, 2023 through November 19, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                    

Due Date

Report

From

To

Notes

02.10.23

2023-M01

01.01.23

01.31.23

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

03.10.23

2023-M02

02.01.23

02.28.23

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

04.10.23

2023-M03

03.01.23

03.31.23

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

05.10.23

2023-M04

04.01.23

04.30.23

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

06.12.23

2023-M05

05.01.23

05.31.23

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

07.10.23

2023-M06

06.01.23

06.30.23

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

08.11.23

Petitions in Lieu of Qualifying due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) – [F.S. 99.095(3)]
Petitions must be submitted before noon of the 28th day prior to the 1st day of the qualifying period.

09.08.23

1st day of Qualifying (City Charter - Section 7) Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

09.23.23
Saturday

Last day of Qualifying (City Charter - Section 7)

Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10.10.23

Last day to register to vote for the General Municipal Election.
(29 days prior to election-F.S. 97.055)

10.13.23

2023-G01

07.01.23*

10.06.23

25th day prior to General Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report. [F.S. 106.07(1)(b) & F.S. 106.07(2)(a)1]

10.14.23 Saturday

Last day to submit Poll Watcher Designation Forms for Early Voting associated with the General Election. Due before noon to the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Form DS-DE 125 must be used for Poll Watcher designations.(F.S. 101.131)

10.23.23

Last day to register to vote for the Run-Off Election. (29 days prior to election-F.S. 97.055)

10.24.23

Last day to submit Poll Watcher Designation Forms for Election Day. Due before noon to the City Clerk’s Office. Form DS-DE 125 must be used for Poll Watcher designations. (F.S. 101.131)

10.27.23

2023-G02

10.07.23

10.20.23

11th day prior to General Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report. [F.S. 106.07(1)(b) & F.S. 106.07(2)(a)1]

10.26.23**

Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot from Miami-Dade County Elections Department is on Thursday, October 26, 2023 by 5:00 P.M. (For the General Election) [F.S. 101.62(2)]

11.02.23

Last day to accept contributions prior to General Election. (F.S. 106.08(3)(a))

11.03.23

 

Last day to submit Poll Watcher Designation Forms for Early Voting associated with the Run-Off Election (if necessary). Due before noon to the City Clerk’s Office. Form DS-DE 125 must be used for Poll Watcher designations. (F.S. 101.131)

11.03.23

2023-G03

10.21.23

11.02.23

4th day prior to General Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report. (F.S. 106.07(1)(b))

11.07.23

Last day to designate Poll Watcher(s) for Run-Off Election (if necessary). Due before noon to the City Clerk’s Office. Form DS-DE 125 must be used for Poll Watcher designations. (F.S. 101.131)

11.07.23

GENERAL ELECTION DAY

11.10.23

2023-R01

11.03.23

11.03.23

11th day prior to Run-Off Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report. (F.S. 106.07(1)(b))

11.09.23**

Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot from Miami-Dade County Elections Department is on Thursday, November 09, 2023 by 5:00 P.M. (For the Run-Off Election) [F.S. 101.62(2)]

11.16.23

Last day to accept contributions for Run-Off Election. (F.S. 106.08(3)(a))

11.17.23

2023-R02

11.04.23

11.16.23

4th day prior to Run-Off Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report. (F.S. 106.07(1)(b))

11.21.23

RUN-OFF ELECTION DAY

12.22.23

2023-TR

09.01.23

12.22.23

Termination Report (TR) for candidates that are unopposed or do not qualify for the General Election. TR report is due 90 days from the last day of the qualifying period. (F.S. 106.141)

01.10.24*  2023-Q4  11.03.23 12.31.23   Quarterly Campaign Report (Per Senate Bill 7050 - Effective July 1, 2023)

02.05.24

2023-TR

11.03.23

02.05.24

Termination Report (TR) for candidates that were elected or eliminated at the General Election. TR report is due 90 days after the date of the General Election. (F.S. 106.141)

02.19.24

2023-TR

 

11.17.23

02.19.24

Termination Report (TR) for candidates that were elected or eliminated at the Run-Off Election. TR report due 90 days after the date of the Run-Off Election. (F.S. 106.141)

Early Voting dates adopted by City Commission - Resolution R-23-0172. Dates are subject to change. 
** Denotes a change.      (Created: July 9, 2022/Rev. 9/26/2023)

Campaign Treasurer's Reports: 
Each campaign treasurer designated by a candidate, Political Committee (PC), or Electioneering Communication Organizations (ECO) shall file Campaign Treasurer’s Reports of all contributions received, and all expenditures made, by or on behalf of such candidate. Campaign Treasurer’s Reports shall be filed on or before the due dates listed above.

Campaign Treasurer’s Reports shall be filed with the Office of the City Clerk.  Campaign Treasurer’s Reports shall be filed through the City’s electronic filing system using the Online Reporting Application.  To access the application, the candidate, PC or ECO must first obtain a login ID and password from the Office of the City Clerk.  Online submissions of Campaign Treasurer’s Reports must be received no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the day designated per Section 106.0705 (3), Florida Statutes. Any candidate, PC or ECO failing to electronically file a Campaign Treasurer’s Report on the designated due date shall be subject to a fine for each late day as provided in Section 106.07 (8)(b) and 106.0703(7), Florida Statutes.  Such fine shall be paid only from personal funds of the candidate.

In any reporting period during which a candidate, PC or ECO has not received any contributions or expended any reportable funds; a candidate, PC or ECO must electronically file a Waiver of Report, Form DS-DE 87, on or before the due dates listed above with the Office of the City Clerk. 

For more information, please refer to Florida Statutes 106.07 and 106.0703.

POLLING PLACES / VOTER INFORMATION/

VOTER INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 7, 2023 CITY OF MIAMI GENERAL ELECTION

LIST OF POLLING PLACES FOR NOVEMBER 7, 2023 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
Precincts / Polling Place List - CITY OF MIAMI(PDF, 2MB)

November 7, 2023 - Election Day for the City of Miami General Municipal Election 

November 21, 2023 - City of Miami Run-Off Election Day (if required)

Voters with Special Needs 
Every voting location in Miami-Dade County meets Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards. Each one is equipped with a paper-based voting system that uses touchscreen and/or audio technology, which could help voters who have issues with their eyesight, trouble reading or disabilities

Find My Voter Information and View Customized Sample Ballot 
Miami-Dade County Elections Department online Voter Information Tool allows you to read your customized sample ballot, request a mail ballot, check status of your mail ballot, learn when your next election will be, where to vote on election day and make changes to our voter information. 

Voter Registration

Deadline to Register to Vote (Book Closing):

  • October 10, 2023 - Deadline to register to vote for the City of Miami General Municipal Election that will be held on November 7, 2023.
  • October 23, 2023 - Deadline to register to vote for the City of Miami Run-Off Election (if required) that will be held on November 21, 2023

View the Florida Voter Registration/Voting Guide (Rev. 3/2023)

Vote Early 
There will be a Secure Ballot Intake Station (Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Box) available and staffed at each of the Early Voting locations during the Early Voting hours of operation.

  • City of Miami General Municipal Election - Early Voting: Saturday, October 28, 2023 through Sunday, November 5, 2023
  • City of Miami Run-Off Election (if required) - Early Voting: Friday, November 17, 2023  through Sunday, November 19, 2023

City of Miami registered voters may choose to vote at any of the Early Voting Sites on the dated and times in which they are open.

Vote-By-Mail Information (VBM)
Important Voter Information FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL: Due to recent changes in Florida law, all requests for vote-by-mail ballots expired at the end of 2022. Therefore, if you have NOT updated your Vote-By-Mail and want to continue voting by mail, please submit your request.

Per state law, any voter who wishes to have a mail ballot sent to their home must submit their request no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day specified below. Requests may be submitted to Miami-Dade County Election's office. 

  • Last day to request VBM is October 26, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. for the City of Miami General Municipal Election
  • Last day to request VBM is November 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. for the City of Miami Run-Off Election (if required).    

Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections Department is located at  2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172 and will be open until 5:00 p.m.

Note: A vote-by-mail ballot must be returned and received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7:00 p.m. (local time) on election day for the respective election, in order to be counted.

If a voter forgets to sign their vote-by-mail envelope or their signature does not match, state law allows voters the opportunity to submit an affidavit to cure their vote-by-mail ballot. The affidavit must be completed and submitted to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, along with a copy of their identification, by 5:00 p.m. on the second day after an election. Contact Miami-Dade Elections at (305) 499-8683.

Vote by Provisional Ballot
Provisional Ballot - A person casting a provisional ballot shall have the right to present written evidence supporting their eligibility to vote to the Supervisor of Elections by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second day following the election.

Voter Information, Voter Information Guides, and Precinct Locator

Know where to vote - It’s important that all voters view their assigned voting location before going to the polls.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 – On Election Day, polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and voters must go to their assigned voting location. Voters whose polling place are changed will be notified by mail and signage will be placed at the original location redirecting the voter to the new location, consistent with Florida Statute. 

Become a Poll Worker
Make a difference in your community and be a Poll Worker. 

POLLING PLACE CHANGE(S)

CITY OF MIAMI GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 7, 2023
TEMPORARY POLLING PLACE CHANGES

English(PDF, 126KB)      Spanish(PDF, 128KB)      Creole(PDF, 138KB)  

Notice is hereby given of the following temporary polling place changes.  These changes have been made by the Supervisor of Elections pursuant to Section 101.71, Florida Statutes.

PRECINCT NUMBER
PAST LOCATION
NEW LOCATION
552.0

Armando Badia Senior Center 25 Tamiami Blvd

Robert King High Community House
7025 W Flagler St

698.0

Wynwood Community Resource Center 2902 NW 2 Ave

Jose De Diego Middle School
3100 NW 5 Ave

 

 

 

 



For more information, please visit www.miamigov.com/elections or contact the City of Miami Office of the City Clerk via email at City-Campaigns@miamigov.com or 305-250-5361.

Todd B. Hannon, City Clerk

LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING AND CANVASSING BOARD SCHEDULE

CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF TESTING OF THE TABULATING EQUIPMENT (LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST)

AND CANVASSING BOARD SCHEDULE FOR THE
NOVEMBER 7, 2023 CITY OF MIAMI GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
(Subject to Change)

English(PDF, 144KB)    Spanish(PDF, 36KB)     Creole(PDF, 160KB)

The City of Miami Canvassing Board will convene at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, 2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172.  The Canvassing Board is convening on these dates for the November 7, 2023 Miami General Municipal Election.

DATE/TIME

ACTIVITY

Monday, October 23, 2023
2:00 p.m.

  1. Logic and Accuracy Test of the touch screen and optical scan voting system to be used for vote-by-mail, early voting and precinct ballots, and automated independent audit system

Monday, October 30, 2023
through
Thursday, November 9, 2023 10:00 a.m. to completion

1. Scanning of ballots into automated independent audit system (as needed)

Thursday, November 2, 2023
through
Thursday, November 9, 2023

  1. Public inspection of vote-by-mail ballots
    (8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.) 
  2. Daily opportunity for candidates, political party officials, political committee officials, or authorized designees to inspect vote-by-mail ballots and ballot materials (only provided if a written request is received no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled inspection)(8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

Thursday, November 2, 2023
10:00 a.m. to completion

  1. Vote-by-mail ballot opening and processing (as needed)
  2. Duplication of ballots (as needed)
  3. Scanning of ballots into automated independent audit system (as needed)

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

 

 

 

 

Canvassing:
5:00 p.m. to completion

 


7:00 p.m. to completion

  1. Public inspection of vote-by-mail ballots

    (11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

  2. Daily opportunity for candidates, political party officials, political committee officials, or authorized designees to inspect vote-by-mail ballots and ballot materials (only provided if a written request is received no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled inspection)

    (12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

  3. Canvassing of presumed invalid vote-by-mail ballots (as needed)
  4. Duplication of ballots (as needed)
  5. Scanning of ballots into automated independent audit system (as needed)

  6. Tabulation of results
  7. Unofficial results

Thursday, November 9, 2023
5:00 p.m. to completion

  1. Canvassing of vote-by-mail and provisional ballots (as needed)
  2. Certification of official results

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
2:00 p.m. to completion

  1. Conduct post-election audit

Saturday, Sunday and County observed holidays are excluded unless otherwise noted.

Canvassing Board Members 
Betsy Alvarez-Zane, County Judge, Chair 
Todd B. Hannon, City Clerk 
Charles McEwan, Qualified Elector

Alternate Canvassing Board Members
Miesha Darrough, County Judge
Gustavo Frank Dominguez, Qualified Elector
Joseph T. Longueira, Qualified Elector
Maribel Martinez, Qualified Elector

All proceedings will be open to the public. For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 305-250-5361 at least three (3) business days in advance. TTY users may call via 711 (Florida Relay Service).

In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a person who appeals any decision by the Canvassing Board with respect to any matter considered at a meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and therefore will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.
Note that the Canvassing Board Schedule is subject to change.  For updated Canvassing Board Schedule and more information please visit http://miami.gov/elections or contact the City of Miami Office of the City Clerk via email at City-Campaigns@miamigov.com or 305-250-5361.

Revised 10-23-2023             Todd B. Hannon, City Clerk

ELECTION RELATED LEGISLATIONS

RESOLUTION R-23-0171 - 2023 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION DATE(S):
A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION, WITH ATTACHMENT(S), PROVIDING FOR A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 7, 2023 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING THREE (3) COMMISSIONERS; FURTHER PROVIDING FOR A RUN-OFF ELECTION, IF REQUIRED, ON NOVEMBER 21, 2023; PROVIDING FOR THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE IN BOTH ELECTIONS; DESCRIBING PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE IN BOTH ELECTIONS; DESCRIBING THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND RECORDS MAINTAINED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL LAWS OF FLORIDA AND CHAPTER 16 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, AS AMENDED, WHICH THE CITY OF MIAMI HAS ADOPTED FOR USE IN GENERAL MUNICIPAL AND RUN-OFF ELECTIONS; DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING THE CITY CLERK AS THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF SUCH REGISTRATION BOOKS AND RECORDS; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO GIVE NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF THE ADOPTION OF THIS RESOLUTION AND THE PROVISIONS HEREOF; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

RESOLUTION R-23-0172 SETTING EARLY VOTING SITES AND SCHEDULE FOR 2023 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION MAKING PROVISIONS FOR EARLY VOTING IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA PURSUANT TO SECTION 100.3605, FLORIDA STATUTES, FOR THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 7, 2023 AND A RUN-OFF ELECTION, IF REQUIRED, ON NOVEMBER 21, 2023; DESIGNATING CERTAIN SITES AND A SCHEDULE FOR EARLY VOTING; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BECOME A CANDIDATE

Becoming a Candidate / When and What to File:

If you're interested in becoming a candidate, you must file the following two documents with the Office of the City Clerk located at 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133:

1- FORM DS-DE 9(PDF, 244KB)** - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates. This form must be filed prior to making expenditures, accepting contributions, or circulating petitions. Each candidate shall, at the same time Form DS-DE 9 is filed, designate the office for which he/she is running. Note: Only persons designated as treasurer or deputy treasurer may sign campaign checks. A candidate may be his/her own treasurer or deputy treasurer. (See F.S. 106.021.)

     Form DS-DE 9(PDF, 244KB)** must be filed (received by the filing Officer):

  • Prior to opening of a campaign account.
  • Prior to the candidate accepting any contributions or make any expenditures.
  • Prior to obtaining signatures on a candidate petition form (Form DS-DE 104).
      

After filing the “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Depository (Form DS-DE 9)”, a candidate may proceed to open a campaign account, receive contribution(s), and/or make expenditures.

Please consult your bank to determine what documents are required to open a campaign account.

IMPORTANT - A campaign account must be opened prior to qualifying. The qualifying fee MUST be paid with a check drawn on the candidate’s campaign account.

2- FORM DS-DE 84 - Statement of Candidate. The candidate must file this form with the Office of the City Clerk within ten (10) days after filing Form DS-DE 9 (Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates).   

NOTE - Documents filed with the Office of the City Clerk are public records and may be placed on the City’s website.

** The Division of Election is in the process of a proposed rule revision which includes the revised candidate oaths and the DS-DE 9 form (Appointment of Candidate & Campaign Treasurer). Please contact the City Clerk's Office for the latest DS-DE 9 Form. Once the form(s) are final by the division, it will be hyperlinked.

QUALIFYING FOR CITY COMMISSIONER

Qualifying as a Candidate for City of Miami Commissioner: 

To become a qualified candidate for the upcoming election involving Commission Districts 1, 2 and 4 you must:

  • Pursuant to Miami City Charter Section 4(c), “…candidates for the city commission shall have resided within the district at least one (1) year before qualifying and be electors in that district...” While not required at the time of qualifying, you may provide supporting documentation such as a copy of a deed, mortgage, lease, utility bill, etc., to show you have resided within the district at least one (1) year before qualifying. 
  • Pay the City of Miami qualification fee in the amount of $100.00; or
  • Successfully fulfill the requirements of the City of Miami petition process in lieu of a qualification fee; or 
  • Pay the City of Miami qualification fee in the amount of $100.00 and successfully fulfill the City of Miami petition process in lieu of a qualification fee; or
  • Submit a City of Miami “Affidavit of Financial Hardship” form if you are unable to pay the City of Miami qualification fee; and
  • Pay the State of Florida Election Assessment Fee of $582.00; or
  • Submit a State of Florida “Affidavit of Financial Hardship” form if you are unable to pay the 1% State of Florida Election Assessment Fee

Schedule an Appointment to Qualify 

It is respectfully requested that all prospective candidates contact the City Clerk's Office, in advance, in order to set up an appointment for qualifying as a candidate. Appointments can be made by:

  • Calling the Office of the City Clerk at 305-250-5361 (TTY users may call via the Florida Relay Service by dialing 711)
  • Emailing the Office of the City Clerk at City-Campaigns@miamigov.com

Candidate Qualifying Dates and Time

WHAT:       Candidate Qualifying for City Commission Districts 1, 2 and 4

WHEN:      September 8, 2023 through September 23, 2023       

  • September 8 - 22, 2023 (Monday to Friday) - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • September 23, 2023 (Saturday) - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


WHERE:   
 Miami City Hall - Office of the City Clerk
                     3500 Pan American Drive
                     Miami, FL 33133

Candidate Qualifying Fees (City and State $682.00)

The City of Miami's qualifying fee for the Office of City Commissioner is $100. 

Pursuant to City of Miami Code Sec. 16-7 - Any person seeking to run for the office of mayor or as a city commissioner who is unable to pay the City of Miami's qualification fee without imposing an undue burden on personal resources or on resources otherwise available to him or her shall, upon written certification of such inability given under oath to the City Clerk, be exempt from paying the City's qualification fee.

State Election Assessment Fee for City Commissioner: $582.00 (Annual salary $58,200) 

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 99.093, 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. The election assessment shall be an amount equal to one percent of the annual salary of the office sought.

IMPORTANT - The City Qualifying Fee and State Election Assessment Fee MUST be paid by a check drawn on the candidate's campaign account and signed by the campaign treasurer or Deputy treasurer. The check from the campaign account is to be made payable to the City of Miami for the total amount due. Any person seeking to qualify for election who is unable to pay the State Election Assessment Fee without imposing an undue burden on personal resources or on resources otherwise available to him or her shall, upon written certification of such inability given under oath to the City Clerk, be exempt from paying the State Election Assessment Fee (see Section 99.093 (2) Florida Statutes). An Affidavit of Financial Hardship for municipal candidates can be found on the Office of the City Clerk's website under the election section titled "Election Forms, Handbooks and Guides."

Qualifying Forms and Affidavits 

Candidates shall file their qualifying documents, and pay their qualifying fees, which shall consist of the City's qualifying fee and the State's election assessment fee, with the City Clerk during the qualifying period. 

The following documents are REQUIRED to qualify as a candidate:

1) Form DS-DE 9 - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository (Proposed Form 2023(PDF, 244KB))
2) Form DS-DE 84 - Statement of Candidate (05/11)
3) Affidavit of Candidate (2023)(PDF, 188KB) - (MUST be notarized by City Clerk or Deputy Clerk)
4) Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests - 2022 Tax Year
5) Form DS-DE 302NP - Candidate Oath (Proposed 2023(PDF, 244KB))

The following documents are OPTIONAL to qualify as a candidate:

1) City of Miami Loyalty Oath (City Clerk Office can notarize)
2) Acknowledgement by Candidates Covered by the Mandatory Provision of the Ethical Campaign Practices Ordinance  •  Miami-Dade Code Sec. 2-11.1.1. Ethical Campaign Practices Ordinance
3) Declaration and First Amendment Waiver for Candidates Who Agree to Comply with the Voluntary Statement of Fair Campaign Practices 

NOTE: Bring completed fillable forms, government issued ID, voter information card, campaign check signed by the treasurer or deputy treasurer, and supporting residency documents (optional), to your qualifying appointment. The City's qualifying fee and State's election assessment fee MUST be paid by a check drawn on the candidate's campaign account and signed by the campaign treasurer or deputy treasurer.