Virginia Gardens is holding a Municipal election on Tuesday, September 10th. This election intends to fill the offices of Mayor for the Village of Virginia Gardens area, as well as three council members.
Continuing our article series outlining information on local elections in the South Florida community, Reach Voters is here to help by sharing content on what this process entails. Read on to learn more about Virginia Gardens Elections – 9/10.
The Village of Virginia Gardens hosts municipal elections every two years to elect a Mayor, in addition to members for the Village Council. Each election year (like 2019) voters in the Virginia Gardens areas cast their votes to elect candidates to fill these office seats.
The Miami-Dade County Elections Department, as well as the Virginia Gardens Village Clerk work in conjunction to administer Virginia Gardens Elections – 9/10. Time is short for voter registration with the deadline set for August 12th, 2019.
Candidates must additionally qualify for the election by August 12th, 2019 by 5:00 P.M. Qualified candidate credentials include maintaining status as an elector of Miami-Dade County, and maintained status as a resident of the Virginia Gardens community for at least three years prior to the qualification deadline.
In the Village of Virginia Gardens, the Mayor holds an office term for two years. The two highest vote receivers for city council in the Municipal election receive four-year terms in office. The third highest will receive a two-year term in office. Consequently, the highest vote receiver serves as President of the city council for a two-year term.
To obtain additional information on the qualifying process in Miami-Dade County elections, including Virginia Gardens Elections – 9/10, you can find the necessary, applicable qualifying documents here. The county also provides candidates with a Candidate Qualifying Handbook to streamline the qualifying procedure as well.
Voting in Virginia Gardens Elections reflects a similar process too much of Miami-Dade County. However, the last day to register to vote is August 12th, 2019.
Any voter needs to remember that voting represents an American privilege, not a right. Legal United States citizens over the age of 18 can vote in a Miami-Dade Election, additionally meeting the following qualifications:
Non-United States Citizens cannot vote in any Miami-Dade election, including in the Village of Virginia Gardens. Those that considered mentally incapacitated in regards to voting cannot vote, and felony convicts cannot vote without restored civil rights.
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