Election 2018

General Information - Election of November 6, 2018


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 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 Charter is provided for your information and review. In the 2018 election, candidates may qualify for Mayor, District 1 and District 3.

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 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.

The mailing date for the vote-by-mail ballot overseas is September 21, 2018 and the domestic is October 9, 2019 for all voters countywide. Early voting will commence on October 22, 2018 and conclude on November 4, 2018.  

Live Election Night results will be available as early as 7:15 p.m. the night of the General Election and until all precincts have reported. The tabulation will begin with vote-by-mail ballots, followed by early voting ballots, and lastly, ballots received from each precinct in Palmetto Bay. Pursuant to the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board Schedule, Election Night results and Unofficial Results will be reported on Friday afternoon, November 9, 2018. Official Results will be certified on Friday afternoon, November 16, 2018. 

The Miami-Dade Elections Department has reserved a Briefing Room for any resident who wishes to be on-site to view the results as they are reported the night of the election. The results displayed in the Briefing Room will be the same results that will be available on the Elections Website link which will be the most current results beginning at 7:15 p.m. the night of the General Election. For persons wishing to attend the Briefing Room, no advanced notice is required. The Briefing Room is located at the Miami Dade Elections Department at: 2700 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33172. All persons must arrive prior to 7:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at: (305) 499-8405.  

Run-Off Election


If required, a Run-off Election will be held on November 27, 2018. 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, Councilmember for District 1, and Councilmember for District 3.

The duly elected Mayor and 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.