With mail ballots going out today across Miami-Dade County and Early Voting starting from October 19th to November 1st and Election Day on November 3rd, the Miami Beach Democratic Club wanted to provide our members with some recommendations as they fill out their ballots.
While we do not have recommendations on everything appearing on your ballot, we have done our best to provide recommendations and resources so you can be informed when you vote. All of the candidates and state and county referendums appearing below come from endorsements made by the Miami-Dade DEC and the Miami Beach Democratic Club (MBDC).
You can view the DEC endorsements here: www.votefordemocrats.miami
In addition, the MBDC has endorsed Donna Shalala for U.S. Congress, District 27, Daniella Levine Cava for County Mayor, Eileen Higgins for County Commissioner, District 5 and Lucia Baez-Geller for School Board, District 3. Read about our endorsements here: www.miamibeachdems.org/miami_beach_dems_endorsements_2020
The DEC and the MBDC have not taken a position on either the judicial retention questions or the City of Miami Beach or Town of Surfside Referendums and we encourage you to do your own research for each of these. Ballotpedia is a great reference point to research judicial retention questions to learn more about the Judges, who appointed them and other notables. You can access Ballotpedia here:
For the City of Miami Beach and Town of Surfside Referendums, this Miami Herald article does a great job explaining the details of each one:
Another good resource is the official City of Miami Beach Voter's Guide.
As you get ready to vote in the General Election, this document from the DEC is full of information where you can find out how to request your mail ballot, find early voting locations, check the status of your ballot and many others. You can access that here:
DEC Voter Information Reference Guide
We at the Miami Beach Democratic Club are here to help you out and as always, if you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to connect you to resources and assist how we can.
President/Vice President: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Representative in Congress, District 27: Donna Shalala
Clerk of the Circuit Court: Harvey Ruvin
County Commission, District 5: Eileen Higgins
County Mayor: Daniella Levine Cava
School Board, District 3: Lucia Baez-Geller
State Constitutional Amendments
Amendment 1: No (Citizenship Requirement to Vote in Florida Elections)
Amendment 2: Yes (Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage)
Amendment 3: No (All voters vote in Primary Elections
Amendment 4: No (Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments)
Amendment 5: --- no position --- (Limitation on Homestead Assessments)
Amendment 6: Yes (Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related Disabilities)
Referendum 1: Yes (Home rule charter amendment establishing independent Inspector General)
Referendum 2: Yes (Charter amendment regarding elections to fill Mayor or Commission vacancies during Primary and General Elections)
Referendum 3: No (Non-Partisan election of County Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and Supervisor of Elections)