2020 South Florida Elections

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Florida Primary – August 18

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What does a Circuit Court Judge do?

What does a Circuit Court Judge do?

On July 29, 2020

With so few citizens understanding the court system unless hauled into one, we’re breaking down one aspect of the court system — Circuit Court judges.


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  • Miami Gardens Elections
  • Miami-Dade Elections
  • Broward Elections
  • Palm Beach Elections
  • Judicial Pamphlet

The Office of the City Clerk serves as the Supervisor of City Election. City of Miami Gardens General Elections are held on every even-numbered year, on the day of the State Primary Election. A runoff election, if necessary, is held on the day of the State General Election.

The Mayor and each Council Member are elected to four-year terms. The Mayor and two Council Members are elected at-large and four Council Members are elected by Residential Area.

Candidates for municipal office must file the appropriate forms with the City Clerk prior to opening campaign account and to qualify for office. Elections are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the City’s Code of Ordinances and Florida Statutes.

Visit the Miami Gardens Elections site to view list of 2020 Candidates

If you are presently registered to vote in Miami-Dade County you may request a vote-by-mail ballot online. You may also request a ballot by email, fax, phone or mail. If you would like your vote-by-mail ballot sent to an address other than the one on file in the Florida Voter Registration, you must send a signed written request which contains the following information:

  • Full name of voter
  • Date of birth
  • Residence address.
  • Mailing address (if applicable)
  • Voter registration number (optional)
  • Date of the election or elections for which a vote-by-mail ballot is needed
  • Signature of voter (written requests only)

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5 p.m. on the tenth day before the election. We must receive the vote by mail ballot request by 5 p.m., a postmarked vote-by-mail ballot request is not valid.

If you are a qualified registered Broward County voter, you are entitled to Vote By Mail. 

Requesting a Vote-By-Mail Ballot
One request shall be deemed sufficient to receive a Vote By Mail ballot for all elections through the end of the calendar year for the second ensuing regular scheduled General Election, unless the elector or the elector's designee indicates, at the time the request is made, the elections for which the electors desire to receive an Vote By Mail ballot.  The request can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or fill out a request form now . Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request an Vote By Mail ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the voter's spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter or of the voter's spouse. Requests must be received by the tenth day prior to the election.

The deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election is no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2020 (§101.62, F.S.). If you miss the deadline, you can visit one of our offices and we will print a mail ballot for you. Or you can vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day. 


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vote-by-mail refers to voting a ballot received by mail or picked up by or for a voter instead of going to the polls to vote during early voting or election day. any registered voter can vote by mail. you can request a vote-by-mail ballot for a specific election or for all elections through the next two general elections. after two general elections, you'll need to make the request again.

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