The results from the November 5 election are in, the machine and manual recount has been completed, and we are headed for a run-off election on November 19. Here's what you need to know.
What is a Run-Off?
A run-off election is held anytime there is a race where no candidate receives an outright majority—50% + 1. All three commission races in Miami Beach are headed to a run-off.
Who Are the Candidates?
These are the candidates who qualified for the run-off election in all three groups.
Group IV: Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and Steven Meiner
Group V: Ricky Arriola and Raquel Pacheco
Group VI: Adrian Gonzalez and David Richardson
Who Should I Support?
The Democrats! There are Democrats left in all three races.
In Group IV, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is the Democrat.
In Group V, both Ricky Arriola and Raquel Pacheco are Democrats.
In Group VI, David Richardson is the Democrat.
When is the Run-Off?
The run-off will be held on Tuesday, November 19. Voting on election day will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your local polling place.
*UPDATE* There will be three days of early voting. You can vote early at the following dates and times:
Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The City of Miami Beach Early Voting sites are located at:
Miami Beach City Hall
First Floor Conference Room 1700 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
North Shore Branch Library 7501 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141
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?
Yes. Ballots for voters who requested a mail ballot are being mailed to voters on Saturday, November 9. You should mail them in as soon as possible. You can also drop off your Vote-by-Mail ballot at an early voting location site on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 or at your local precinct on Election Day, November 19.