Elections 2020

2020 Run-off Election Results

Palmetto Bay's Run-off Election was held yesterday.  Mrs. Leanne Tellam was elected to be Palmetto Bay's next Vice Mayor as Vice Mayor John DuBois leaves office after completing two consecutive terms in the seat.  Congratulations to the newly-elected Vice Mayor, Leanne Tellam. 

Below, is the link to the official cumulative results provided by the Miami-Dade County Elections Department for the Run-Off Election:

2020 Run-off Election

The Run-off Election in Palmetto Bay for the Vice Mayor seat is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  The sample ballot is linked below.

Residents may request the on-demand ride service, Freebee, to go vote at the upcoming Run-off Election.  Simply call 855-918-3733 or request the ride through the app.

Vote-by-Mail ballots for the Run-Off Election will be mailed by Miami-Dade Elections Department on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and must be in the possession of the Elections Department by 7:00 PM on Election Day.  There is no early voting for the Run-off Election.  

Additionally, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the County's Elections Department has confirmed that a drop-off box for Vote-by-Mail Ballots will not be permitted at Village Hall for the Run-Off Election. 

The list of precincts for the Run-Off has not yet been provided by Miami-Dade Elections, but will be posted on this page as soon as it's received.

2020 General Election Results Links:

Palmetto Bay has received the Official Results for the November 3, 2020 General Election as certified by the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board. Please click the links below to read the information.

Charter Amendment Results Link

2020 General Election Results in Palmetto Bay - Updated 11/4/2020

Based on a meeting held between the Village Clerk and the Miami-Dade County Elections Department this morning and the un-official cumulative results provided by Miami-Dade County Election, the race of Vice Mayor did not receive a number of votes greater than 50% of the total ballots cast as per the Village Charter.  Therefore, Palmetto Bay will proceed accordingly with a run-off election scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Candidate Steve Cody received votes greater than 50% for Councilmember Seat 2.  Visit County's Election Results page for election results.

The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected officials will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020 prior to the Regular Council Meeting.  More information to follow.


The unofficial results of the election shall be provided by Miami-Dade County on Friday, November 6, 2020 and the official results signed by County Judges shall become available on Friday, November 13, 2020 once all provisional ballots are accounted for. 


Congratulations to all of the Palmetto Bay candidates that participated in the Village’s elections and especially to Mr. Steve Cody for his win.

County Elections Procedures Due to COVID-19

Miami-Dade County Elections will continue to implement COVID-19 procedures to protect the health and safety of voters, poll workers and poll watchers amidst the pandemic. Click the links to read the Health and Safety In-Person Voting Fact Sheet for Voters: EnglishSpanish and Creole.

Sample Ballots for 2020 Elections

  • See the Official Sample Ballot for the Village of Palmetto Bay here
  • See the Miami-Dade County municipal ballot here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Village Clerk Missy Arocha at (305) 259-1234.

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.

Important Dates:

• Monday, October 5, 2020 – State voter registration deadline. The County's Elections Headquarters in Doral will be open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight and the Stephen P. Clark Center satellite office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for maximum voter convenience. Any voter registration application postmarked or received at an official Voter Registration Agency by the October 5th deadline will be accepted as valid for this election.

• Monday, October 19, 2020 – First day of early voting at 33 locations conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County. These will remain open for 14 days through Sunday, November 1, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For a list of locations and wait times during the official Early Voting period, please click here. Here's a list of polling locations in the Village of Palmetto Bay.

• Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Request vote by mail ballots. Per state law, any voter who wishes to have a mail ballot sent to their home must submit their request no later than 5:00 p.m. on this day. Requests may be submitted online, over the phone, in person, in writing or faxed to our office. For additional information, click here. For Palmetto Bay residents, Overseas Ballots were mailed on September 19, 2020 and Domestic Ballots were mailed on October 1, 2020.

• Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Election Day. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and voters must go to their assigned voting location. The polling place list for the General Election can be viewed here. Voters whose polling place was changed are also notified by mail and signage is placed at the original location redirecting the voter to the new location, consistent with Florida Statute.

It is important that all registered voters are familiar with their assigned voting location, before going to the polls.

• Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Vote-by-mail Affidavit. If a voter forgets to sign their vote-by-mail envelope or their signature does not match, state law allows voters to submit an affidavit and cure their vote-by-mail ballot. The affidavit must be completed and submitted to the Elections Department, along with a copy of their identification, by 5:00 p.m. on the second day after an election. Additionally, a person casting a provisional ballot shall have the right to present written evidence supporting their eligibility to vote to the Supervisor of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on the second day following the election.