February 27, 2023 Special Election to Fill the Vacant District 2 Seat

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Qualifying Period: January 9-13, 2023

Candidates for the city commission shall have resided within the district at least one (1) year before qualifying and be electors in that district, and shall maintain residence in that district for the duration of their term of office.

UNOFFICIAL VOTER TURNOUT AND LIST OF DISTRICT 2 PRECINCTS

View Unofficial Voter Turnout and List of Precincts/Polling Places

The link below will allow you to view the unofficial voter turnout for the February 27, 2023 Special Election.  Once the Vote-by-Mail ballots start arriving, you will be able to view the counts by sorting through the tabs.  

Unofficial Voter Turnout Link

City of Miami - District 2 Precincts and the Tentative Polling Place List.

Precincts / Tentative Polling Place List - CITY OF MIAMI- District 2(PDF, 368KB)

NOTICES FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

NOTICES OF SPECIAL ELECTION 
TO ELECT A CITY COMMISSIONER TO THE OFFICE OF DISTRICT 2
TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023
IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION NO. R-23-0001

Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held on Monday, February 27, 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 to elect a City Commissioner to the Office of District 2 for the City of Miami, Florida.

Voter registration of persons desiring to vote in this Special Election shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Each person desiring to become a registered voter shall be responsible for properly filling out the registration form and submitting it to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department. For more information regarding voter registration, contact the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at (305) 499-8683 or visit www.iamelectionready.org.

Voters desiring to participate in the Special Election by using a Vote-by-Mail ballot shall cast their Vote-by-Mail ballots in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Florida. Please contact the Miami-Dade County Elections Department to ensure that your Vote-By-Mail request has not expired. A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received by the Miami-Dade Elections Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on the 10th day before the election. For more information regarding voting by using a Vote-by-Mail ballot, contact the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at (305) 499-8683 or visit www.iamelectionready.org.

For more information regarding the Special Election for District 2 City Commissioner, please visit http://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. 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Important dates and/or deadlines for Special Election to Fill the Vacant District 2 City Commission Seat:

  • City of Miami Special Election: Monday, February 27, 2023 

  • Qualifying Period: January 9-13, 2023
          January 9, 2023 through January 12, 2023 (Monday to Thursday) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
          January 13, 2023 (Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

  • Deadline to Register to Vote: January 30, 2023

  • Deadline to Request Vote-By-Mail: February 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (Visit Miami-Dade Elections Department website)

  • Early Voting will be at Miami City Hall, Lemon City Library, and Stephen P. Clark Government Center:
    Thursday, February 23, 2023 7:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Friday, February 24, 2023 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, February 25, 2023 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

CAMPAIGN REPORTS FILING DEADLINES:
CALENDAR OF REPORTING DATES FOR CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL COMMITTEES MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS OR EXPENDITURES IN SUPPORT OR IN OPPOSITION OF THE FEBRUARY 27, 2023 SPECIAL ELECTION

DUE DATES

CAMPAIGN
REPORTS

PERIODS COVERED

NOTES

02.02.2023

2023-S01

01.01.2023 – 01.26.2023

25 Days prior to Special Election

02.16.2023

2023-S02

01.27.2023 – 02.09.2023

11 Days Prior to Special Election

02.23.2023

2023-S03

02.10.2023 – 02.22.2023

4 Days prior to Special Election

05.30.2023

2023-TR

02.23.2023 – 05.30.2023

Termination Report – Due 90 Days
After Special Election

 

EARLY VOTING

EARLY VOTING SITES AND SCHEDULE
FOR THE FEBRUARY 27, 2023 CITY OF MIAMI SPECIAL ELECTION 
TO ELECT A CITY COMMISSIONER TO THE OFFICE OF DISTRICT 2

Early Voting for the February 27, 2023 City of Miami Special Election to elect a City Commissioner to the Office of District 2 has been scheduled for the designated sites, dates, and times referenced below.  Qualified electors located within the District 2 boundaries of the City of Miami may choose to vote at any of the Early Voting sites below on the dates and times in which they are open.

DATES

HOURS

Thursday, February 23, 2023

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

Friday, February 24, 2023

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

Saturday, February 25, 2023

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


Early Voting sites include the following:

EARLY VOTING SITES

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)

Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128
(Miami-Dade Elections Department Branch Office Located in the Lobby)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

CALENDAR(S) OF REPORTING DATES FOR CAMPAIGN REPORTS

Campaign Reports Deadline - Calendar of Reporting Dates for the February 27, 2023 Special Election for All Candidates:                  

 

DUE DATES

CAMPAIGN
REPORTS

PERIODS COVERED

NOTES

01.10.2023

2022-M12

12.01.2022 – 12.31.2022

Monthly Campaign Report

02.02.2023

2023-S01

01.01.2023 – 01.26.2023

25 Days prior to Special Election

02.16.2023

2023-S02

01.27.2023 – 02.09.2023

11 Days Prior to Special Election

02.23.2023

2023-S03

02.10.2023 – 02.22.2023

4 Days Prior to Special Election

05.30.2023

2023-TR

02.23.2023 – 05.30.2023

Termination Report – Due 90 Days
After Special Election

 

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. 

Penalty for Late Filing:

Any candidate failing to file a report on the designated due date shall be subject to a fine of $50 per day for the first three days late and, thereafter, $500 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25 percent of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report. However, for the reports immediately preceding the primary and general election, the fine shall be $500 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25 percent of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report. 

For a candidate’s termination report, the fine shall be $50 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25 percent of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater for the period covered by the late report.

All fines must be paid from the candidate’s personal funds – not campaign funds. (Sections 106.07(2) and (8), Fla. Stat.)

LIST OF CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN TREASURER'S REPORT

View the list of Candidates for the February, 27, 2023 Special Election to Fill the Vacant City Commissioner Seat in District 2: LIST OF CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN TREASURER'S REPORT

VOTER INFORMATION

VOTER INFORMATION

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 Voter Information Guide

  • 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

Voter registration of persons desiring to vote in this Special Election shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Each person desiring to become a registered voter shall be responsible for properly filling out the registration form and submitting it to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department. For more information regarding voter registration, contact the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at (305) 499-8683 or visit www.iamelectionready.org

Vote-By-Mail Information (VBM)

A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received by the Miami-Dade Elections Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on the 10th day before the election . You may contact Miami-Dade Elections Department at (305) 499-8683 or visit www.iamelectionready.org to ensure that your Vote-By Mail Request has not expired. 

Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections Department is located at 2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172

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.

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.
Monday, February 27, 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. 

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ELECTION RELATED RESOLUTIONS

Special Election Related Resolutions

A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION SCHEDULING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER DISTRICT NO. 2; SETTING FEBRUARY 27, 2023, AS THE DATE OF SUCH ELECTION, AND ESTABLISHING JANUARY 9, 2023, AT 8:00 A.M. THROUGH JANUARY 13, 2023, AT 6:00 P.M. AS THE TIME TO QUALIFY THEREFORE; DESCRIBING PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE IN SAID ELECTION; DESCRIBING THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND RECORDS TO BE USED FOR THE ELECTION; DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING THE CITY CLERK AS THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF SUCH REGISTRATION BOOKS AND RECORDS; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO GIVE NOTICE OF THIS RESOLUTION'S ADOPTION AND TRANSMIT A CERTIFIED COPY TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION MAKING PROVISIONS FOR EARLY VOTING IN THE CITY OF MIAMI PURSUANT TO SECTION 100.3605, FLORIDA STATUTES, FOR THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 27, 2023; DESIGNATING CERTAIN SITES AND A SCHEDULE FOR EARLY VOTING; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

BECOMING A CANDIDATE

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:

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

After filing the “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Depository (DS-DE 9)”, a candidate may proceed to open a campaign account and begin to receive contributions.

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

MPORTANT - A campaign account must be opened before qualifying. The qualifying fees MUST be paid with a check drawn on the candidate’s campaign account and signed by the campaign's treasurer or deputy treasurer.

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

QUALIFYING FOR CITY COMMISSIONER

Qualifying Requirements: 

A candidate for the office of City Commissioner shall:

  • Pay the State Election Assessment Fee in the amount of $582.00; 
  • Possess the qualifications requisite to an elector at a general state election;
  • Have resided within the district they wish to represent for at least one year prior to qualifying;
  • Be required to maintain an actual and real residence for the duration of their term in the city and in their district;
  • Be a qualified elector of the city as set forth in section 4 of the Charter of the city; and
  • Shall pay a City of Miami qualification fee in the amount of $100.00    

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 District 2 City Commissioner

WHEN:      January 9, 2023 through January 13, 2023       

  • January 9 - 12, 2023 (Monday to Thursday) - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • January 13, 2023 (Friday) - 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 qualifying fee and State 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 (10/2010) (See tab for "Becoming a Candidate")
2) Form DS-DE 84 - Statement of Candidate (05/2011)  (see Tab for "Becoming a Candidate")
3) Affidavit of Candidate (2021)(PDF, 299KB) - (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 (08/2021)

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, and supporting residency documents (optional), to your qualifying appointment.
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.

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

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