On August 18th, Miami-Dade voters had sent in their final Vote by Mail ballots, early voting had concluded, and in-person voting was taking place before polling places came to a close.
Experts predicted the Miami-Dade election results would show a higher mail-in vote than in years prior, and this would turn out to be an accurate prediction.
While Miami-Dade has 1,499,402 registered voters, there were only 423,888 ballots cast. A voter turnout of 28.27% out of all Miami-Dade registered voters.
During the primary election season, Miami-Dade saw non-partisan and party representatives for upcoming general election seats.
These Miami local races included:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many political campaigns in Miami had a high social media presence to reach voters who would be voting from home in higher numbers.
The State of Florida is a closed primary state. This means that registered Republicans would only see Republican candidates.
Democratic candidates would only see democratic candidates running in their districts and chose who would represent their general party.
Of course, except for non-partisan seats, which were present on all ballots for Miami-Dade Voters.
We saw several incumbents challenged in Miami-Dade races such as Judicial, Commissioner, State Representative, Property Appraiser, and Miami-Dade State Attorney.
With this primary, most incumbent candidates came out triumphant in their races for this particular election.
The Mayoral Race drew the most attention with Miami-Dade voters as it will move forward as a runoff race, continuing to the general elections cycle.
In the upcoming November elections, not only will voters see local candidates on the ballot for local seats, but we will also see the presidential race on the ballot.
As the general approaches, most voters may be well acquainted with their district candidates, research is still done on the national level and even the upcoming runoff races.
Voters will have a second opportunity to support and vote in their candidate for the Mayoral seat.
They will also be electing the next United States President. If the primary indicates how the general may look, we may not see much change in voter behavior in Miami-Dade county.
However, this also depends on the levels of grassroots and daily campaigning. We may see an increase in the upcoming months. Campaigns have roughly 50 days to encourage, engage, and flip supporters in favor of their candidates for Miami-Dade County.
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