Election Calendars

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Overview

2021 General Municipal Important Dates and Deadlines

Election Dates

Qualifying Period

Early Voting Period*

Register to Vote Deadline

Request Vote-By-Mail Deadline

General Municipal Election
November 2, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021 through Saturday, September 18, 2021

October 23, 2021 through October 31, 2021**

October 4, 2021 

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

Run-Off Election
(If Necessary)
November 16, 2021

 
Not Applicable

November 12, 2021 through November 14, 2021**

October 18, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

**Early Voting dates adopted by City Commission - Resolution R-21-0289(PDF, 267KB)
** Denotes a change
Hours for Qualifying Period: 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 18, 2021)
Location for Qualifying Period: Miami City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133

 

 

Calendar of Reporting Dates for 2021 Candidates, Political Committees and Electioneering Communication Organizations 

Monthly Reports: Per Sections 106.07(1) and 106.0703(1)(a), Florida Statutes, Campaign Treasurer's Reports shall be filed on the 10th day following the end of a calendar month, except that if the 10th day following the end of a calendar month occurs on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the report shall be filed on the next following day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.                                                                                                                                    

Due Date

Report

From

To

Notes

02.10.21

2021-M01

01.01.21

01.31.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

03.10.21

2021-M02

02.01.21

02.28.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

04.12.21

2021-M03

03.01.21

03.31.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

05.10.21

2021-M04

04.01.21

04.30.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

06.10.21

2021-M05

05.01.21

05.31.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

07.12.21

2021-M06

06.01.21

06.30.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

08.06.21

Petitions in Lieu of Qualifying due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) - (F.S. 99.095(3))

08.10.21

2021-M07

07.01.21

07.31.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

09.03.21

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

09.10.21

2021-M08

08.01.21

08.31.21

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

09.18.21
Saturday

Last day of Qualifying (City Charter - Section 7)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10.04.21

Last day to register to vote for the General Municipal Election. (F.S. 97.055)

10.08.21

2021-G01

09.01.21

10.01.21

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

10.09.21 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 9, 2021. Form DS-DE 125 must be used for Poll Watcher designations. (F.S. 101.131)

10.18.21

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

10.19.21

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

10.22.21

2021-G02

10.02.21

10.15.21

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

10.23.21
Saturday

Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot from Miami-Dade County Elections Department is on Saturday, October 23, 2021 by 5:00 P.M. (For the General Election) [F.S. 101.62(2)]

10.28.21

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

10.29.21

2021-G03

10.16.21

10.28.21

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

10.29.21

 

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)

11.02.21

GENERAL ELECTION DAY

11.02.21

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)

11.05.21

2021-R01

10.29.21

10.29.21

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

11.06.21
Saturday

Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot from Miami-Dade County Elections Department is on Saturday, November 6, 2021 by 5:00 P.M. (For the Run-Off Election) [F.S. 101.62(2)]

11.11.21

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

11.12.21

2021-R02

10.30.21

11.11.21

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

11.16.21

RUN-OFF ELECTION DAY

12.17.21

2021-TR

09.01.21

12.17.21

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)

01.31.22

2021-TR

10.29.21

01.31.22

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)

02.14.22

2021-TR

 

11.12.21

02.14.22

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)

Dates are subject to change.                                                          Created: January 6, 2021
**Denotes a change 

Campaign Treasurer's Reports:  

Each campaign treasurer designated by a candidate or committee shall file Campaign Treasurer’s Reports of all contributions received, and all expenditures made, by or on behalf of such candidate or committee. 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 or committee 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.  Failure to electronically file a Campaign Treasurer’s Report on the designated due date will subject the candidate to a fine for each late day as provided in Section 106.07 (8)(b), Florida Statutes.  Such fine shall be paid only from personal funds of the candidate.

In any reporting period during which a candidate or committee has not received any contributions or expended any reportable funds, a candidate or committee 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. 

Office Accounts Reporting Dates For 2021

Office Account Quarterly Reports:

Reports shall be filed on the 10th day following the end of a calendar quarter following the 90-day termination report until the office account is closed. [F.S. 106.141(5) and 106.141(9)]  

Report

From

To

Due Date

Notes

Quarter 01

01-01-21

03-31-21

04-10-21

Quarterly Office Account Report

Quarter 02

04-01-21

06-30-21

07-10-21

Quarterly Office Account Report

Quarter 03

07-01-21

09-30-21

10-10-21

Quarterly Office Account Report

Quarter 04

10-01-21

12-31-21

01-10-22

Quarterly Office Account Report

Dates are subject to change.                                                 Created: January 6, 2021
**Denotes a change

Office Account (s) Reports: 

Quarterly Office Account Reports shall be filed with the Office of the City Clerk using the following forms:

Form DS-DE 48: Office Account Report, and;
Form DS-DE 48A: Office Account Disbursement or Deposit Information. 

Upon leaving office, any person who has funds in an office account shall give such funds to:
     •A charitable organization or organizations that meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or,
     •In the case of a state officer, to the state to be deposited in the General Revenue Fund; or,
     •In the case of an officer of a political subdivision, to the political subdivision to be deposited in the general fund thereof. 

Such Report(s) shall be signed by the candidate and certified as true and correct and filed with the Office of the City Clerk. Report(s) shall be filed no later than 5 p.m. of the day designated; however, any report postmarked by the United States Postal Service no later than midnight of the day designated is deemed to have been filed in a timely manner.