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Election Information

Municipal Election Information

The Town Council shall consist of the Mayor and Six At-Large Councilmembers, who are elected to four-year terms on a non-partisan basis. Councilmembers shall serve in seats numbered 1-6 collectively “Seats” and councilmembers shall be elected at-large. General Elections are held every two years, on even-numbered years, on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

If a candidate for Mayor or for an open Councilmember Seat receives a number of votes greater than 50% of the total number of ballots cast, such candidate shall be duly elected to the Town Council and no Runoff Election shall be required for that seat. A Runoff Election, if necessary, shall be held 21 calendar days after the general election. If necessary, the ballot for Runoff Election shall contain the names of the two candidates for Mayor, and the names of the candidates for each open Councilmember Seat, who received the most votes in the general election. The ballot shall instruct electors to cast one vote for Mayor and to cast one vote for each open Councilmember Seat, with a maximum of one vote per candidate. The candidate for Mayor and the candidate for the open Councilmember Seat receiving the most votes shall be duly elected. 

Only electors of the Town who have resided continuously on the town for at least two years preceding their Qualifying Dates shall be eligible to hold the Office of Mayor or Councilmember. Candidates shall qualify for the municipal election in the office of the Town Clerk, 660 1 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, 33014. 

2018 MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION ( November 6, 2018)

Candidates may qualify for Seats 2 ,4 and 6.

The qualifying period for Seats 2, 4, and 6 will begin at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 30, 2018 and end at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, pursuant to Ordinance 12-144 of the Town of Miami Lakes. All candidates must file their qualifying papers with the Town Clerk during this period of time. Kindly make an appointment by calling (305) 364-6100 or via email.

To become a candidate, the following documents must be filled with the Town Clerk prior to opening a campaign account, receiving contributions or making any expenditures:
• DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates
• DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate
After filing these documents, candidates may then open a campaign account and begin to accept contributions and make expenditures.

Click here for the Candidate Qualifying Handbook

2018 SPECIAL ELECTION (August 28, 2018)

Candidates may qualify for Seat 3, pursuant to Section 2.5 of the Town Charter. Qualifying period is TBD

To become a candidate, the following documents must be filled with the Town Clerk prior to opening a campaign account, receiving contributions or making any expenditures:
• DS-DE 9 Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates
• DS-DE 84 Statement of Candidate
After filing these documents, candidates may then open a campaign account and begin to accept contributions and make expenditures.

Click here for the Candidate Qualifying Handbook

 

2016 General Election

  List of Candidates & Committees  
  Financial Report Search (To research a particular contribution or contributor)  
  Login for Candidates and Committees  
     

 

Blank Forms for Candidates

  DS-DE 84
(Statement of Candidate)
pdf PDF (16 KB)
  DS-DE 9
(Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates)
PDF pdf
  TML-ED10
(Electronic Filing Requirement)
pdf PDF (157 KB)
  MD-ED26
(Paid Campaign Workers Participating in Absentee Ballot Activities Summary)
pdf PDF (346 KB) pdf

 

2016 Elections


2016 Special Elections


2014 Elections


2013 Special Elections

pdf Special Election 2013 Results Summary (23 KB)

pdf Special Election 2013 Results by Precinct (117 KB)


2013 Election Candidates/Campaign Reports

  Mayor  
  David Bennett pdf PDF (7.04 MB)
  Luis Espinosa pdf PDF (13.46 MB)
  Nelson Hernandez pdf PDF (20.86 MB)
  Edwin Romero pdf PDF (7.44 MB)
  Wayne Slaton pdf PDF (7.84 MB)
     
  Councilmember - Seat 4  
  Lorenzo Cobiella pdf PDF (8.29 MB)
  Frank Mingo pdf PDF (9.48 MB)
  Star Rodriguez pdf PDF (11.68 MB)

 


 Political Action Committees

  Citizens for Ethical and Effective Leadership pdf PDF (2.71 MB)
  Tell the Public the Facts Inc. pdf PDF (3.38 MB)

2012 Elections

pdf Miami Lakes 2012 Official Election Results (262 KB)

pdf 2012 Election Qualifying Book (6.63 MB)

pdf Council Member District Map (499 KB)


2012 Election Candidates/Campaign Reports

  Mayor  
  Michael Pizzi pdf PDF (10.23 MB)
  Wayne Slaton pdf PDF (3.29 MB)
     
  Residential Councilmember - Seat 1  
  David Bennett pdf PDF (3.52 MB)
  Nelson Rodriguez pdf PDF (3.89 MB)
     
  Residential Councilmember - Seat 3  
  Richard Pulido pdf PDF (5.26 MB)
  Tony Lama pdf PDF (8.28 MB)
     
  At Large Councilmember - Seat 5  
  Manny Cid pdf PDF (4.40 MB)
  Mary Collins pdf PDF (2.89 MB)