Elections and Voting

Although the Village Clerk organizes and oversees all elections taking place within the Village of Key Biscayne, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department is in charge of registering voters, printing ballots, providing voting equipment, poll workers, monitors, and tallying voting results. These and other County Elections responsibilities are detailed here.

Visit the Miami-Dade County Elections How to Register webpage for instructions on how to register in person or obtain an online Voter Registration Form.

An overview of requirements for candidates who would like to run for Village Mayor or Councilmember is given below. 

  • Candidates for Council Member or Mayor shall qualify for election by the filing of a written notice of candidacy with the Clerk of the Village at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance and payment to the Village Clerk of the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) as a qualifying fee. A candidate for Mayor may not be a candidate for Council Member in the same election. Only electors of the Village who have resided continuously and have been a registered voter in the Village for at least one (1) year preceding the date of such filing shall be eligible to hold the office of Council Member or Mayor.
  • The dates of elections and terms of office of Councilmembers (including the Mayor) are defined in Article V, Elections of the Village of Key Biscayne Charter.

Section 2.03. Election and term of office

  • Each Council Member shall be elected at-large for a four (4) year term by the electors of the Village in the manner provided in Article V of this Charter. The Mayor shall be elected for a two (2) year term.
  • No person shall serve as Mayor for more than two (2) consecutive elected terms, and no person may serve on the Council, or as any combination of Mayor and Council Member, for more than eight (8) consecutive years.

Section 5.01. Elections.

Election date. A primary election for the office of Mayor shall be held in each even- numbered year in conjunction with the countywide State Primary Election. A regular election for Mayor and Council positions shall be held in November of each even- numbered year, on the same day U.S. congressional elections are held, or if none are held in any year, on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November of that year. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of the section, the Village Council may, by ordinance enacted pursuant to Section 100.3605(2), Florida Statutes, or independent of such statutory basis by virtue of the enabling authority provided in this subsection (c), from time to time, change the dates for conducting mayoral primary, and all regular and special elections for the election of the Mayor and/or Village Council and provide for the orderly transition of office resulting from such date changes.

Primary elections. There shall be no primary election for Mayor if no more than two (2) candidates qualify to run for the office of Mayor.

Qualifying Dates for upcoming Elections 2022

Candidates for the office of Mayor shall qualify with the Village Clerk no earlier than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 and no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, June 17, 2022.  All candidates must complete the filing of their qualifying papers with the Village Clerk during this time period.

Candidates for the office of Village Council shall qualify with the Village Clerk no earlier than 12:00 noon on Monday, August 15, 2022 and no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 25, 2022. All candidates must complete the filing of their qualifying papers with the Village Clerk during this time period.

For more information, please contact the Village Clerk, Jocelyn Koch, at (305) 365-5506 or jkoch@keybiscayne.fl.gov.

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