ELECTION INFORMATION

 

2021 Miami Shores Village General Municipal Election

Miami Shores holds municipal elections every two years, in odd numbered years in April. The 2021 municipal election will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at the Community Center from 7am-7pm. Councilmembers are elected on a non-partisan basis. Candidates receiving first and second highest number of votes shall serve a term of four years; candidate receiving the third highest number of votes shall serve a term of two years. The Miami Shores Village Clerk is the local Supervisor of Elections for all municipal elections.

 

MEET THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES 

Form of Government:

Council-Manager

Village Charter Officers:

Tom Benton, Village Manager
Ysabely Rodriguez, Village Clerk
Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney

Number of seats to fill:                  

Three (3) Councilmember Seats

Incumbents:

Councilman Sean Brady, Councilman Stephen Loffredo, and Councilman Jonathan Meltz

Election Date & location:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021                                                    Lawton McCall Community Center                                      7am-7PM

Term:

Candidates receiving first and second highest number of votes shall serve a term of four years; candidate receiving the third highest number of votes shall serve a term of two years.

Appointment of Mayor & Vice-Mayor

Historically, the two individuals receiving the two highest number of votes are selected to serve as the Mayor and the Vice-Mayor, respectively. These positions are held for 2 years of the 4-year term. At the conclusion of their term as Mayor and Vice-Mayor, the individuals retain a seat on the Council as a "regular" Council member for the next 2 years.

Salary: 

Councilmember:  $1.00 annually

Electorate:

Registered voters of Miami Shores Village

(7,734 active registered voters)

Voter registration closing date:

March 15, 2021 (29 days before election day).

 

Qualifying Period:      

8:30 AM, February 1, 2021  – February 26, 2021, 5:00 PM
(By appointment only)

Qualifying Officer:

 
Ysabely Rodriguez, Village Clerk
Miami Shores Village Hall
10050 NE 2nd Avenue
(305) 762-4870

Method of Qualifying for the Ballot:

Any qualified elector, with at least 6 months residency, may qualify by petition, which shall be signed by not less than fifty (50) qualified electors and filed with the village clerk. No elector shall sign more than three (3) such petitions, and should an elector do so, their signature shall be voided except as to the petition first filed.

VOTE-BY-MAIL (VBM):

 

VBM Mailing Date: 3-23-2021

Deadline to request VBM: 4-03-2021

Deadline to process VBM requests and mail ballots:  4-05-2021

For any questions concerning VBM ballots or to confirm the status of your VBM request, please contact 305-499-8444 or votebymail@miamidade.gov. 

Early Voting:

 There is no early voting for the 2021 Miami Shores Village Council Election.