We're having a run-off! Two of them actually, for Miami Beach Commissioner Group 1 and Group 3. Read on to get all the info!
What is a Run-Off?
A run-off election is held any time there is a race where no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. 2 of the 3 Miami Beach Commission races are headed to a run-off.
Who Are the Candidates?
These are the candidates who qualified for the run-off election:
- Group 1: Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and Raquel Pacheco
- Group 3: Stephen Cohen and Alex Fernandez
Who Should I Support?
The Democrats! These are the Democrats that have qualified:
- In Group 1, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and Raquel Pacheco are Democrats.
- In Group 3, Stephen Cohen is the Democrat.
Learn more about these 3 on our blog: miamibeachdems.org/candidate_forum_recap
When is the Run-Off?
It's happening now! Mail ballots are being mailed soon, and there will be 3 days of early voting (see below). The last day to vote (AKA "Election Day") will be held on Tuesday, November 16, with polls open from 7 AM to 7 PM. If you opt to vote on this day, you must vote in-person at your designated polling location. You can find your polling location on your voter registration card, or you can also check your voter info on our Ballot Status portal: www.CheckMyBallot.miami
There will be 3 days of early voting. You can vote early at the following dates and times:
- Friday, November 12, 8 AM to 4 PM
- Saturday, November 13, 8 AM to 4 PM
- Sunday, November 14, 8 AM to 4 PM
Early voting sites are located at:
- Miami Beach City Hall, First Floor Conference Room 1700 Convention Center Drive
- North Shore Branch Library 7501 Collins Avenue
Free parking has been reserved for early voters at both the Miami Beach City Hall Garage and the North Shore Branch Library. The City Hall Garage (G7) is located at 1755 Meridian Avenue. The entrance to the City Hall Garage is located on 18th Street between Meridian Avenue and Convention Center Drive.
Can I Vote By Mail?
If you have not yet returned your vote-by-mail ballot, you can drop it off this weekend at one of the early voting locations shown above during early voting hours. On Tuesday, November 16th - the last day to vote - you can only drop off a vote-by-mail ballot at the office of the County Supervisor of Elections in Doral or at the Stephen P. Clark Center downtown.
It is too late to mail a vote-by-mail ballot back in, and you cannot drop one off at your local precinct on Tuesday. If the Supervisor has not yet received your vote-by-mail ballot for whatever reason, you can vote in person at the early voting centers over the weekend or at your regular precinct on Tuesday.
Remember to bring your ID!
You can check to see whether your ballot has been received here: www.CheckMyBallot.miami
Be informed. Be involved Be election ready.