Elections

Annual Municipal Election - Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Our annual municipal election takes place on the first Tuesday in April, unless there is a religious holiday or there is a disaster. If you are not already properly registered to vote with a residential address in Bay Harbor Islands, you may obtain a registration form at Town Hall or at any state Driver’s License office. Under state law, the books close to new registrations 29 days prior to the election. If you already have a current Miami-Dade County voter’s registration card with the proper address, you need not re-register. If you are not sure your registration is current, call Miami-Dade County Elections Department at 305-499-8683.

About the Town Council

Each Town Council member is elected by the voters of the Town for a 4-year term of office. These terms of office are staggered so that only two Council members run for office each year (with only one seat open each fourth year). This system provides for stability and continuity in our Town Government. Each Council member receives a salary of $1 per year, which is traditionally donated to a charitable cause.

The Town Council meets on a regular basis, on the second Wednesday evening of each month, unless there is a federal or religious holiday. In addition, the Council Members spend many hours at various committee, board, and special meetings. By state law, all meetings are open to the public, and members of the community are encouraged to attend meetings to be informed on issues concerning our community.

Running for office of Council Member

If you wish to become a candidate for a Town Council seat contact the Town Clerk , Alba  L. Chang at 305-866-6241 or by emailing Alba L. Chang

Qualifying Information

QUALIFYING PERIOD

Start:

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Ends

Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Candidate 
Qualifications:

  • Must be a permanent resident and
  • Register elector of the Town for at least 12 months

Qualifying Officer:


 Alba L. Chang, CMC
 Town Clerk
 9665 Bay Harbor Terrace
 Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
 E-mail: achang@bayharborislands-fl.gov
 Phone: 305-866-6241


For a quick summary on how to qualify as a candidate follow the link below.

*  2021 Municipal General Information Sheet

Election Manual

 * Candidate Election Manual

New Voters

For new voter registration, a resident must be at least 18 years of age and be a citizen of the United States.  There is no minimum residency requirement for registration. Now you can register on-line if you visit the Miami-Dade County Elections website, voter registration page.  If you will be unable to go to the polls on the day of the Town election, vote-by-mail ballots may be requested by calling the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at 305-499-8444, or on-line when you visit the county’s elections website, vote by mail page.  Mail ballots must be returned no later than 7:00 p.m. of the day of the election.

Precincts

The Town’s two precincts are combined in one location for our municipal election. The polling place is located in the Council Chambers on the second floor of Town Hall at 9665 Bay Harbor Terrace. Remember to bring your voter’s card and official photo identification with your name, address and signature (such as a driver’s license). 

The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will take their oath of office at the Council Meeting to be held in April 2021.

About the Candidates

Each candidate will provide a profile that will be published in the Town’s website and monthly Newsletter.

Information on the candidates will be forthcoming.. 

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands will coordinate a Candidate Forum the Thursday before the election or whenever the candidates and the League of Women Voters are available. Information on the final date will be advertise here and Town Newsletter.