The Town Clerk serves as the Supervisor of Elections for the Town which includes being the qualifying officer for candidates for all Town offices. Election management includes providing qualifying documents to candidates and accepting campaign financial reports electronically.
The Town contracts with Miami-Dade County Elections Department to print ballots, provide voting equipment and poll workers and tally voting results for all Town elections. Elections for Federal, State and County offices are handled solely by Miami-Dade Elections Department.
The next municipal election will be held on November 6, 2018. In accordance with the Town Code of Ordinances, Ordinance 17-01 sets the qualifying period as 12 noon on July 27, 2018 to 12 noon on August 10, 2018.
Vacant offices for the 2018 municipal election are:
- Mayor (4 year term)
- Council Member Seat 1 (4 year term)
- Council Member Seat 3 (4 year term)
General Information - Election November 6, 2018
The Town of Cutler Bay general election is non-partisan. Any citizen who is a qualified elector of Miami-Dade County and has resided continuously in the Town of Cutler Bay for at least two years preceding the date of qualifying of the candidate shall be eligible to hold the office of mayor, vice mayor or council member. Also, a person may not be a candidate for a residential council member seat unless that person has resided in the residential area s/he seeks to represent continuously for a period of one year preceding his/her qualifying date.
The 2018 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.
If necessary, a Runoff Election will be held on November 20, 2018. The ballot for the runoff election shall contain the names of the candidates for Mayor, Seat 1 and Seat 3 who received the most votes in the general election. The candidates receiving the most votes shall be duly elected.
While we attempt to provide accurate information, candidates are legally responsible to ensure that their actions comply with applicable laws and regulations. We encourage candidates to familiarize themselves with applicable election laws and requirements and if, at any time, you feel this office can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to call us at 305-234-4262