Elections 2020

General Information - Election of November 3, 2020

Any citizen who is a qualified elector of Miami-Dade County and has resided continuously in the Village of Palmetto Bay for at least two years preceding the date of qualifying is eligible to be a candidate for the office of the Village Council. The Village is divided into three residential areas. Section 2.03 of the Village Charter requires that one Councilmember reside in the Northern Area (Seat 1), one Councilmember reside in the Central Area (Seat 2) and one Councilmember reside in the Southern Area (Seat 3). Candidates for the office of Mayor and Vice Mayor are elected without regard to residence in a particular residential area. Persons running from a particular residential area must be a resident of the residential area which she/he proposes to represent on the Council at the time of qualifying, at the time of his/her election and must continue to reside in such residential area during his/her term of office. A copy of the Village Charter is provided for your information and review regarding Election information and residential areas of the Village. 

In the 2020 election, candidates may qualify for the seat of: Vice Mayor or District 2 Councilmember.

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Any candidate receiving a number of votes greater than 50% of the total number of ballots cast shall be duly elected to the Council and no run-off shall be required.

Run-Off Election

If required, a Run-off Election will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The ballot for the run-off election shall contain the names of the candidates for Vice Mayor and District 2 Councilmember. The candidates receiving the most votes shall be duly elected to Vice Mayor and District 2 Councilmember. 

The duly elected Vice Mayor and District 2 Councilmember shall each serve a four-year term commencing at the next regular scheduled Council meeting after the general election or should a run-off be necessary, at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting following the day of the run-off election.

For more information, please contact the Village Clerk at (305) 259-1234.