Elections

The Office of the City Clerk serves as the Supervisor of City Election. City of Miami Gardens General Elections are held on every even-numbered year, on the day of the State Primary Election. A runoff election, if necessary, is held on the day of the State General Election.
The Mayor and each Council Member are elected to four-year terms. The Mayor and two Council Members are elected at-large and four Council Members are elected by Residential Area. Candidates for municipal office must file the appropriate forms with the City Clerk prior to opening campaign account and to qualify for office. Elections are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the City’s Code of Ordinances and Florida Statutes.

Upcoming Elections


Pursuant to the City of Miami Gardens Charter, the next General Election will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Council Member Residential Seat 1, Council Member Residential Seat 3, and Council Member At-Large Seat 5. Each Candidate must be a qualified elector and meet the requirements set forth in the City Charter and Code of Ordinance.

Qualifying Period


The Qualifying Period will be determined at a later date in accordance with Section 2-443 of the Miami Gardens Code of Ordinance.

Announced Candidates


The following candidates have filed their Statement of Candidate and Appointment of Campaign Treasurer/Depository with the City Clerk's Office.

Mayoral Seat


  • Lisa C. Davis
  • Sharon Pritchett

Residential Seat 1


  • Myles Houston
  • Robert Stephens

Residential Seat 3

 
  • Shannan Ighodaro
  • Malachi Dermot Smith
 

At-Large Seat 5

  
  • Raymond Carvil
  • Arbie Nickerson
  • Francis Ragoo
  • Andre Williams
  
 Access all candidates' campaign reports.

Candidate Campaign Packet


General Election Information Memorandum (PDF) 
Florida Election Code (PDF) 
Candidate & Campaign Treasurer Handbook (PDF) 
Statement of Candidate – Form DS-DE 84 (PDF) 
Appointment of Campaign Treasurer – Form DS-DE 09 (PDF) 
  

Miscellaneous Election Forms


Campaign Treasurer’s Report – Summary (PDF)
Campaign Treasurer’s Report – Itemized Contributions (PDF)
Campaign Treasurer’s Report – Itemized Expenditures (PDF) 
 
 

Relevant Election Statutes, Charter, and Code Sections


State Statute: The Florida Election Code (Chapter 97-106) (PDF) 
City of Miami Gardens Charter
City of Miami Gardens Code: Chapter 2 - Article V.: Elections

Resources


Miami Dade County Elections - https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/elections/home.page
Florida Division of Election - https://dos.myflorida.com/elections