2022 City of Miami Special Election - November 8, 2022

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The 2022 General Election and City of Miami Special Election will be held on November v8, 2022. Early voting period will be October 24, 2022 through November 6, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Important dates and/or deadlines:

ELECTION RELATED RESOLUTIONS

Election Related Resolutions

A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION  DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA (“CHARTER”) FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE SPECIAL ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 8, 2022, PROPOSING, UPON APPROVAL OF THE ELECTORATE, TO AMEND SECTION 29-B OF THE CHARTER, TITLED “CITY-OWNED PROPERTY SALE OR LEASE-GENERALLY,” TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY COMMISSION, BY A FOUR-FIFTHS (4/5THS) AFFIRMATIVE VOTE, TO WAIVE COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LEASE WITH THE EXISTING TENANT, HRM OWNER LLC, TO PROVIDE A NEW 99-YEAR TERM AND EXPAND THE LEASE TO INCLUDE THE EXISTING HYATT HOTEL AND JAMES L. KNIGHT CONVENTION CENTER PROPERTY AT 298, 300, 330, & 400 SOUTHEAST 2ND AVENUE (COLLECTIVELY, "PROPERTY”), PROVIDING FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY TO INCLUDE AT LEAST A 615 KEY HOTEL, 188,000 SQUARE FEET OF CONVENTION/MEETING SPACE, 682 APARTMENTS, PARKING, ADDITIONAL PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, AND AN EXPANDED PUBLIC RIVERWALK, ALL AT NO COST TO THE CITY, FOR NO LESS THAN FAIR MARKET VALUE RENT, CONSISTING OF THE GREATER OF PARTICIPATION RENT EQUAL TO 2.5% OF GROSS REVENUES OR AN INCREASE OF MINIMUM RENT FROM $250,000 TO $2,500,000 ANNUALLY, AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT TENANT SHALL MAKE A $25,000,000 CONTRIBUTION TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WITH RESTRICTIONS, REVERSIONS, AND RETENTION BY THE CITY OF ALL OTHER EXISTING CITY RIGHTS, ALL IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO THE CITY ATTORNEY.

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION, WITH ATTACHMENT(S), APPROVING, SETTING FORTH, AND SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORATE A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, AS AMENDED (“CHARTER”), KNOWN AS CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 1; AMENDING SECTION 29-B OF THE CHARTER, TITLED “CITY-OWNED PROPERTY SALE OR LEASE GENERALLY,” TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY COMMISSION BY FOUR-FIFTHS (4/5THS) AFFIRMATIVE VOTE, TO WAIVE COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND EXECUTE AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LEASE WITH THE EXISTING TENANT, HRM OWNER LLC (“TENANT”), TO PROVIDE A NEW 99-YEAR TERM AND EXPAND THE LEASE TO INCLUDE THE EXISTING HYATT HOTEL AND JAMES L. KNIGHT CONVENTION CENTER PROPERTY AT 298, 300, 330, & 400 SOUTHEAST 2ND AVENUE (COLLECTIVELY, "PROPERTY”), PROVIDING FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY TO INCLUDE AT LEAST A 615 KEY HOTEL, 188,000 SQUARE FEET OF CONVENTION/MEETING SPACE, 682 APARTMENTS, PARKING, ADDITIONAL PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, AND AN EXPANDED PUBLIC RIVERWALK, ALL AT NO COST TO THE CITY, FOR NO LESS THAN FAIR MARKET VALUE RENT, CONSISTING OF THE GREATER OF PARTICIPATION RENT EQUAL TO 2.5% OF GROSS REVENUES OR AN INCREASE OF MINIMUM RENT FROM $250,000.00 TO $2,500,000.00 ANNUALLY, AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT TENANT SHALL MAKE A MINIMUM $25,000,000.00 AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONTRIBUTION, WITH RESTRICTIONS, REVERSIONS, AND RETENTION BY THE CITY OF ALL OTHER EXISTING CITY RIGHTS; CALLING FOR A REFERENDUM AND PROVIDING THAT THE CHARTER AMENDMENT NO.1 WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE AT THE REFERENDUM SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD CONCURRENTLY WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022; DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING THE CITY CLERK AS THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS AND RECORDS; FURTHER DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO CAUSE A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE HEREIN RESOLUTION TO BE DELIVERED TO THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA NOT LESS THAN FORTY-FIVE (45) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF SUCH ELECTION; FURTHER  DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO USE GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO BRING BEFORE THE COMMISSION FOR 4/5THS APPROVAL A FULLY NEGOTIATED LEASE AGREEMENT, ALL IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO THE CITY ATTORNEY ON OR BEFORE THE DECEMBER 8, 2022 REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE ELECTORATE ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022; PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THIS RESOLUTION.

BALLOT LANGUAGE AND MASTER BALLOT

Ballot Language and Master Ballot

MASTER BALLOT FOR CHARTER AMENDMENTMENT - HYATT HOTEL AND KNIGHT CENTER(PDF, 694KB)

Lease Extension to Redevelop Existing Hyatt Hotel and Knight Center at 400 SE 2nd Avenue

Shall Miami's Charter be amended authorizing City to amend Hyatt Lease with HRM Owner LLC, including Knight Center property, extending to 99 years, waiving bidding, and requiring, at no cost to city:

  • Public river-front green space;
  • New Hyatt hotel, additional parking, convention space, and apartments;
  • Increased annual rent to City from $250,000 to minimum $2,500,000 or 2.5% of gross revenues, whichever greater;
  • Minimum $25,000,000 affordable housing contribution;
  • Expanded public riverwalk?

Extensión del contrato de arrendamiento para remodelar el hotel Hyatt y el Knight Center en 400 SE 2nd Avenue

¿Deberá enmendarse la Carta Constitucional de Miami con el fin de autorizar a la Ciudad a enmendar el actual contratode arrendamiento del hotel Hyatt con la compañía HRM Owner LLC, incluida la propiedad Knight Center, y extender el contrato a 99 años, eximir la licitación y exigir lo siguiente sin costo alguno para la Ciudad:

  • espacio de acceso público junto al río;
  • ·nuevo hotel Hyatt, estacionamiento adicional, espacio para convenciones y apartamentos;
  • aumento del alquiler anual que se le paga a la Ciudad, de $250,000 a $2,500,000 o el 2.5% de los ingresos
  • brutos, lo que sea mayor;
  • contribución mínima de $25,000,000 para viviendas de precio módico; y
  • paseo público ampliado junto al río (Riverwalk)?

Ekstansyon lwaye pou redevlopman Hyatt Hotel ak Knight Center ki egziste deja nan 400 SE 2nd Avenue

Èske Konstitisyon Miami an ta dwe amande pou otorize Vil la amande lwaye Hyatt avèk HRM Owner LLC a, ki gen ladan pwopriyete Knight Center, pwolonje li pou 99 ane, anile òf, epi egzije gratis pou vil la:

  • Espas piblik devan rivyè a;
  • Nouvo Hyatt Hotel, pakin adisyonèl, espas konvansyon, ak apatman;
  • Ogmantasyon lwaye anyèl pou Vil la soti $250,000 rive a yon minimòm $2,500,000 oswa 2.5% revni brit,
  • kèlkeswa sa ki pi elve a;
  • Minimòm $25,000,000 kontribisyon pou lojman abòdab;
  • Ekstansyon zòn pwomnad piblik bò rivyè a?

CALENDAR(S) OF REPORTING DATES FOR CAMPAIGN REPORTS

2022 Calendar of Reporting Dates for Political Committees Making Contributions or Expenditures in Support or in Opposition of the Ballot Issue on the November 8, 2022 Special Election

Monthly Reports: Per Florida Statute Section 106.07(1)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.  Additionally, per [F.S. 106.07(1)(2) & F.S. 106.07(2)(a)1], political committees making contribution or expenditures in support or opposition of the ballot issue, shall file reports on the 18th and 4th days before the Ballot Issue Special Election.

Due Date

Report

From

To

Notes

08.10.22 2022-M07 07.01.22 07.31.22 Monthly Campaign Treasurer's Report
09.12.22 2022-M08 08.19.22 08.31.22 Monthly Campaign Treasurer's Report
10.21.22 2022-S01 09.01.22 10.14.22 18thday prior to Special Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report.[F.S. 106.07(1)(2) & F.S. 106.07(2)(a)1]
11.04.22 2022-S02 10.15.22 11.03.22 4th day prior to Special Election – Campaign Treasurer’s Report.[F.S. 106.07(1)(2) & F.S. 106.07(2)(a)1]
12.12.22 2022-M11 11.04.22 11.30.22 Monthly Campaign Treasurer's Report
01.10.23 2022-M12 12.01.22 12.31.22 Monthly Campaign Treasurer's Report

Dates are subject to change.                                                Created: July 2022             

Campaign Treasurer's Reports

Each campaign treasurer designated, shall file Campaign Treasurer’s Reports of all contributions received, and all expenditures made. 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 political 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 political committee to a fine for each late day as provided in Section 106.07 (8)(b), Florida Statutes.

In any reporting period during which a political committee has not received any contributions or expended any reportable funds, a Waiver of Report (Form DS-DE 87) can be filed electronically on or before the due dates listed above with the Office of the City Clerk. 

2022 Campaign Reports - Calendar of Reporting Dates for ALL Candidates, Electioneering Communication Organizations, and Political Committees (that are NOT Making Contributions or Expenditures in Support or Opposition of the Ballot Issue on the Special Election)

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.        
                                                                                                            
2022 Campaign Reporting Calendar (PDF, 181KB)     

Report

Due Date

From

To

Notes

2022-M01

02.10.22

01.01.22

01.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M02

03.10.22

02.01.22

02.28.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M03

04.11.22

03.01.22

03.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M04

05.10.22

04.01.22

04.30.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M05

06.10.22

05.01.22

05.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M06

07.11.22

06.01.22

06.30.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M07

08.10.22

07.01.22

07.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M08

09.12.22

08.01.22

08.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M09

10.11.22

09.01.22

09.30.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M10

11.10.22

10.01.22

10.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M11

12.12.22

11.01.22

11.30.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

2022-M12

01.10.23

12.01.22

12.31.22

Monthly Campaign Treasurer’s Report

 

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. 

VOTER INFORMATION

VOTER INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION AND CITY OF MIAMI SPECIAL ELECTION

Miami-Dade County Election Notice - Important Voter Information

  • November 8, 2022 - General Election and City of Miami Special Election

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

Deadline to Register to Vote (Book Closing):

  • OCTOBER 11, 2022 - Deadline to register to vote for Primary Election and City of Miami Special Election that will be held on November 8, 2022

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.

  • General Election and City of Miami Special Election - Early Voting: Monday, October 24, 2022  through Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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)
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. 

  • General Election and City of Miami Special Election: Last day to request VBM is Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m

 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.

Mailing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots Timeline:

No later than 45 days before each presidential preference primary election, primary election, and general election, the supervisor of elections shall send a vote-by-mail ballot ...to each absent uniformed services voter and to each overseas voter who has requested a vote-by-mail ballot.

The supervisor shall mail a vote-by-mail ballot to each absent qualified voter, other than those listed above, who has requested such a ballot, between the 40th and 33rd days before the presidential preference primary election, primary election, and general election. 

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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – 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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