A special election will be held on May 24, 2011, with a Special Run-Off, if no single candidate gets more than 50.1% of the vote, on June 28, 2011, to fill the vacancies in the Office of Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Districts 7 and 13, and for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors in Miami-Dade County, for their approval or disapproval of six proposals. The polls shall be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Early voting began on May 9. Click here to view a list of early voting locations. Click here to view a list of all voting locations.
Click here to view a sample ballot for the special election.
Additionally, there are a number of other upcoming elections. The May schedule of elections is as follows:
North Miami Beach Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 18)
Candidates for the mayor of Miami-Dade County participated in a debate. Senior political reporter and Miami Herald columnist Michael Putney moderated the event. It was an amiable debate with little disagreement on the issues. Click here to view this April 27, 2011 piece from CBS4 Miami.
This piece examines the positions of the 11 candidates running for mayor of Miami-Dade County on key issues and demonstrates some commonalties, including opposition to any property-tax rate increases. Click here to view this May 8, 2011 article in The Miami Herald.
Miami-Dade charter reform: Is something better than nothing?
Miami-Dade County’s proposed charter amendments are getting limited praise. As early voting began May 9 to choose Miami-Dade County’s next mayor, the ballot for the May 24 special election also includes a half-dozen charter amendments. Click here to view this May 9, 2011 article from The Miami Herald.
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