Elections

The City Clerk organizes and oversees all elections within the City of South Miami. 

Any citizen who is a qualified elector and a resident of the City of South Miami, Florida, for at least one (1) year preceding the date of filing may be a candidate for the office of City Commission.

Although the City Clerk organizes and oversees all elections taking place within the City of South Miami, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department is in charge of printing ballots, providing voting equipment and monitors, and tallying voting results. These and other County Elections responsibilities are detailed here

More information can be found at the Florida Department of State's Division of Elections webpage.

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                                 Upcoming Elections:

CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI GENERAL ELECTION: FEBRUARY 13, 2018

02.13.18  Candidates Election Packet

Qualifying Period: From 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. sharp (everyday, except for the weekend) starting Monday, December 4, 2017 and ending at 5:00 pm sharp on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Candidates that have opened campaign accounts:

Mayor

Horace G. Feliu
Philip K. Stoddard

Commissioner Group I

Gary David Robinson

Commissioner Group IV

Mark Anthony Lago

                                     Past Election:

CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI SPECIAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Election Results

Sample Ballot

The City of South Miami will be placing the following questions on the Presidential Election ballot to be held November 8, 2016:

1)
Title: City of South Miami Charter Amendments relating to Budgets, Elections, Initiatives and Referenda.

 

BALLOT QUESTION:

 

Shall the City Charter be amended to correct language made obsolete by state law or previous charter changes, and to clarify existing Charter language without change in function or intent by amending Art. IV, Sec. 2.B, Art. IV, Sec. 2.C., Art. V, Sec. l.B.4-5, Art. V, Sec. 5.B?

 

YES

NO

Res. No. 145-16-14700

2)
Title: Non-binding ballot question concerning financing of a new City Hall campus and other improvements.

 

BALLOT QUESTION:

 

Should the City use the value of the existing Library and/or City Hall and Police Station property to fully fund, at no cost to the taxpayer, the

construction of an environmentally sound and more efficient City Hall,

Police Station and/or Library and other possible improvements to the City, such as sewer connection for residences in low-lying neighborhood currently on septic tanks, park improvements or tax reduction?

 

YES

NO

Res. No. 146-16-14701


3)
Title: Amending Charter, Article II, SECTION 6 D reducing voting requirements concerning certain areas.

 

BALLOT QUESTION:

 

Shall Article II, Section 6 of the Charter be amended authorizing a minimum of four Commission members to adopt less restrictive land use and development regulations for an area bound by: SW 62nd Avenue, starting at US1; north to SW 69th Street, east to SW 58th Place, north to SW 68th Street, east to SW 57th Avenue; south to SW 72nd Street, west to US1, then back to the beginning?

 

YES

NO

Res. No. 147-16-14702


4)
Title: Charter amendment reducing the voting requirement for certain affordable housing.

 

BALLOT QUESTION:

 

Shall Article II, Section 6 of the Charter be amended to reduce the voting requirements to four affirmative votes of the City Commission to enact less restrictive land use and development regulations for affordable and workforce housing per US HUD Standards in the Community Redevelopment Area on the Madison Square assemblage, Marshall Williamson tract and certain properties in the surrounding area if purchased by the City or the Community Redevelopment

Agency?

YES

NO

Res. No. 148-16-14703


For further information regarding the above ballot questions please email your request to the City Clerk's Office at: mmenendez@southmiamifl.gov
or, npayne@southmiamifl.gov


For information regarding voter registration, 2016 Presidential Elections visit the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at this site