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. The Town of Miami Lakes holds municipal elections every four years, in even numbered years. General Elections are held in each even-numbered year on the day on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November, provided that it is the intent of the Town Charter that the Town election always be scheduled to coincide with a Countywide election.
A candidate receiving a number of votes greater than 50% of the ballots cast, such candidate shall be duly elected to the Town Council and no runoff election shall be required. If necessary, the ballot for Runoff Election shall contain the names of the two candidates that received the most votes in the general election. A Runoff Election, if necessary, shall be held 21 calendar days after the general election. The candidate receiving the most votes in the Runoff Election shall be duly elected.
Only electors of the town who have resided continuously on the town for at least two (2) 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, 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, 33014. The Town Clerk is the local supervisor of elections for all municipal elections.
Candidates may only file their qualifying papers with the Town Clerk during said period. Please be advised that you need to arrive at the Office of the Town Clerk with the necessary completed qualifying papers and fees in a sufficient period of time before the 12:00 pm expiration of the qualifying period, so that your qualifying papers may be timely filed with the Town Clerk – prior to the end of the qualifying period.