Election of 2014

GENERAL INFORMATION
ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 4, 2014

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 City Charter requires that one Council member reside in the Northern Area (Seat 1), one Council member reside in the Central Area (Seat 2) and one Council member reside in the Southern Area (Seat 3).  Candidates for the office of Mayor & 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 Charter is provided for your information and review. 

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  In this election, candidates may qualify for the office of Mayor, District 1, or District 3.

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-offs shall be required.

If required, a Run-off Election will be held on November 25, 2014.  The ballot for the run-off election shall contain the names of the candidates for Mayor, District 1, and District 3 who received the most votes in the general election.  The candidates receiving the most votes shall be duly elected to Mayor, District 1, and District 3.

The duly elected Council members and Mayor 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.

VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY
NOTICE OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION

As a service to our residents, the Village advises that a municipal General Election for candidates and a Special Election to consider Charter Amendments shall be held on November 4, 2014, with the polls being opened from 7 am to 7 pm.  Should a run-off election for candidates be necessary, it shall be held on November 25, 2014, also from 7 am to 7 pm.  The following offices are to be filled:  Mayor, Council Member – Seat 1 and Council Member – Seat 3. 

The following is the Charter Amendment referendum:

Referendum Regarding Expansion of Private Schools

The proposed Charter Amendment changes the requirement that 75% of the electors living within a 2,000 foot radius of a private school seeking to expand student enrollment approve of such expansion in a referendum to a requirement that a majority of such electors approve of such expansion in the referendum.

Shall the above described amendment be adopted?

YES  220
NO  221

Additional information is available by contacting the Village Clerk at 305-259-1234.

MUNICIPIO DE PALMETTO BAY
AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Y ESPECIALES

Como un servicio para nuestros residentes, el Municipio anuncia que se celebrarán Elecciones Generales municipales para candidatos y Elecciones Especiales para considerar enmiendas a la Carta Constitucional el 4 de noviembre del 2014.  Los centros de votación estarán abiertos de 7 am a 7 pm.  Si es necesaria una elección de segunda vuelta para candidatos, dicha elección se celebrará el 25 de noviembre del 2014, también de 7 am a 7 pm.  Los siguientes cargos han de ser ocupados: Alcalde, Concejal – Escaño 2, y Concejal – Escaño 3. 

A continuación, el referendo de Enmienda a la Carta Constitucional:

Referendo Relativo al Aumento del Número de Alumnos de Escuelas Privadas

La enmienda a la Carta Constitucional que se propone cambia el requisito de que el 75% de los electores que viven dentro de un radio de 2,000 pies de una escuela privada que procura aumentar el número de alumnos matriculados aprueben dicho aumento en un referendo por el requisito de que la mayoría de dichos electores apruebe dicho aumento en un referendo.

¿Deberá aprobarse la enmienda descrita arriba?

SÍ 220
NO 221

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Secretaria del Municipio por el 305 259 1234.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE REGISTERED AND WHO HAVE COMPLETED QUALIFYING, AS PRESCRIBED BY LAW:
(Listed alphabetically)

Mayor:
Peter A. England
Patrick M. Fiore
Eugene Flinn
Shelley Stanczyk

Seat 1:
Karyn Cunningham
David Zisman

Seat 3:
Henry T. Clifford
Larissa Siegel Lara
James Archie Shedd

The Master Ballot for the Palmetto Bay Election of November 4, 2014, prepared by Miami-Dade County Elections Department, is provided here for your use.

CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORTS:
Campaign Treasurer Reports (with the exception of those due close to the Election date - see schedule below) shall be filed on the 10th day following the end of each month, except that if the tenth day occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the report shall be filed on the next business day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

FOR CANDIDATES:  Forms may be found at the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections Website:  http://election.dos.state.fl.us/forms/index.shtml

The most commonly used forms are provided below:
Form DS-DE 12 - Campaign Treasurer Report Summary
Form DS-DE 13 - Itemized Contributions
Form DS-DE 14 - Itemized Expenditures

The following is the schedule of reports due dates:

Date due: Name of Report Cover Period:
October 10, 2014 (25 days prior) 2014-G1 9/1/14 - 9/30/14
October 24, 2014 (11 days prior) 2014-G2 10/1/14 - 10/23/14
October 31, 2014 (4 days prior) 2014-G3 10/24/14 - 10/30/14

Campaign treasurer’s reports are due by 5 p.m. on the dates noted above.  Failure to file a report on the designated due date shall subject the candidate to a fine of $50 per day for the first 3 days late and, thereafter, $500 per day for each late day; not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report.  However, for the reports immediately preceding each primary and general election, the fine shall be $500 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report, as provided in F.S. Section 106.07(8). Fines must be paid from the candidate’s personal funds – not campaign funds. 

The Village Clerk will review reports for timeliness of filing, typographical and mathematical accuracy.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to insure that the information contained in the reports is true and correct and in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.

CURRENT REPORTS:

Mayor:
Peter A. England

Patrick Fiore

Eugene Flinn

Shelley Stanczyk

Seat 1:
Karyn Cunningham

David Zisman

Seat 3:
Henry Clifford

Larissa Siegel Lara

James Archie Shedd