LWVMD Voter Guides

GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County is proud to present customized voter guides for the 2018 Elections, now available at Vote411.

The League of Women Voters does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, were asked to participate in the development of this guide by responding to an emailed questionnaire. Candidate replies are reproduced exactly as submitted, without editing or verification. Candidates who chose not to reply to our questionnaires are noted accordingly. When candidates do not reply, it is you the voter who loses, as you do not know where a candidate stands on the issues.

For a list of elections that will take place on Election Day in Miami-Dade County, as well as previous elections, see below.

FLORIDA CONSTITUTION BALLOT INITIATIVES

Thirteen proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution are on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot. However, voters face even more questions than that. This is because Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which convenes every 20 years, is allowed by law to bundle more than one issue into each question. Citizen initiatives must focus on only one issue per ballot question.

Of the 13 amendments on this year’s ballot, eight were proposed by the CRC, three by the Florida Legislature and two by citizen initiative. To pass, each of them must receive at least 60 percent approval by voters.

Click here (lwvflorida.org/amendments) for summaries of the amendments and the position taken on each by the League of Women Voters of Florida. This page features links that include an in-depth analysis of each amendment, the impact of a yes or no vote, organizations that support or oppose the amendment, the League position, and updates on the status of three contested amendments that have been contested for misleading or incomplete descriptions: 6, 8, and 13.

'SECURE OUR FUTURE' EDUCATION REFERENDUM

A referendum on the November 6 ballot would provide funding for wage increases for Miami-Dade County Public School's (MDCPS) teachers as well as additional funding to secure our schools! The League urges EVERYONE to vote YES and support this important ballot initiative. MDCPS has had consistently rising student achievement and graduation rates, in no small part to the outstanding work of our MDCPS teachers! Read more about the referendum at Secure Our Future.

UPCOMING ELECTIONS

November 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION - throughout Miami-Dade County, including the following communities, some of which will also be holding municipal elections.

Aventura General Election

Bal Harbour General Election

Biscayne Park General Municipal Election

Cutler Bay General Election

Doral General Election

El Portal General Election

Key Biscayne Municipal Election

Medley General Election

Miami Lakes General Election

North Bay Village General Election

North Miami Beach General Election

Opa-locka General Election

Palmetto Bay General Election

Pinecrest General Election

Sunny Isles Beach General Election

 

PREVIOUS ELECTIONS

January 23, 2018 - Florida City Biannual Election

February 13, 2018 - South Miami General Election

February 16, 2018 - Indian Creek General Election (CANCELLED)

February 20, 2018 - Special Primary Election - State Representative, District 114

March 3, 2018 - Hialeah Gardens General Election (CANCELLED)

March 20, 2018 - Surfside General Municipal and Special Elections

April 10, 2018 - Bay Harbor Islands General Election

April 10, 2018 - West Miami Municipal Election (CANCELLED)

May 1, 2018 - Special Election - State Representative, District 114

May 1, 2018 - Special Election - County Commissioner, District 5

June 19, 2018 - Runoff Special Election - County Commissioner District 5

August 28, 2018 - PRIMARY ELECTION

August 28, 2018 - Key Biscayne Primary Election

August 28, 2018 - Miami Gardens General Election