May 2011 →Miami-Dade County Upcoming Elections A special election will be held on May 24, 2011, with a Special Run-Off, if no single candidate gets more than 50.1% of the vote, on June 28, 2011, to fill the vacancies in the Office of Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Districts 7 and 13, and for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors in Miami-Dade County, for their approval or disapproval of six proposals. The polls shall be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Early voting began on May 9. Click here to view a list of early voting locations. Click here to view a list of all voting locations. Click here to view a sample ballot for the special election. Additionally, there are a number of other upcoming elections. The May schedule of elections is as follows: Date Election 05/17/2011 North Miami Beach Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 18) 05/24/2011 Miami-Dade County Special Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 25) 05/24/2011 North Miami Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 25)**RESCHEDULED – Moved to May 31, 2011** 05/24/2011 Special Primary Election – State House of Representatives, District 110(Registration Closing - Apr. 25) Candidate Qualifying Dates: April 11, 2011 - April 12, 2011 05/24/2011 Sunny Isles Beach Special Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 25) 05/31/2011 North Miami Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - May. 2) →News & Resources about the Miami-Dade County Special Election Miami-Dade County Division of Elections Mayoral Candidates Wilbur 'Short Stop' Bell [email protected] 786-210-8801 Roosevelt Bradley [email protected] 305-335-1469 Luther 'Luke' Campbell [email protected] 404-877-2323 Jose 'Pepe' Cancio N/A 305-262-3250 Carlos Gimenez [email protected] 305-733-4097 Farid Khavari [email protected] 786-286-6697 Jeffrey Lampert N/A Eddie Lewis [email protected] 305-812-8516 Marcelo Llorente [email protected] 305-445-0777 Gabrielle Redfern [email protected] 305-790-5461 Julio Robaina [email protected] 305 968-2387 Candidates participate in first official Miami-Dade mayoral debate Candidates for the mayor of Miami-Dade County participated in a debate. Senior political reporter and Miami Herald columnist Michael Putney moderated the event. It was an amiable debate with little disagreement on the issues. Click here to view this April 27, 2011 piece from CBS4 Miami. Miami-Dade mayoral candidates make their case The candidates for Miami-Dade mayor debated at the University of Miami as the election rapidly approaches. Click here to view this May 4, 2011 article in The Miami Herald. The candidates for Miami-Dade County mayor and the issues This piece examines the positions of the 11 candidates running for mayor of Miami-Dade County on key issues and demonstrates some commonalties, including opposition to any property-tax rate increases. Click here to view this May 8, 2011 article in The Miami Herald. Miami-Dade charter reform: Is something better than nothing? Miami-Dade County’s proposed charter amendments are getting limited praise. As early voting began May 9 to choose Miami-Dade County’s next mayor, the ballot for the May 24 special election also includes a half-dozen charter amendments. Click here to view this May 9, 2011 article from The Miami Herald. → Special Briefing The Special Briefing is a newsletter designed to educate the Jewish community on issues of importance to Miami-Dade County. This newsletter does not necessarily represent the views of the JCRC or the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. To respond to the Special Briefing, contact Lori Dearman at [email protected] Greater Miami Jewish Federation Stanley C. Myers Building 4200 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33137 www.JewishMiami.org (305) 576-4000 The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.