2018 Miami Beach Voter's Guide

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Susan Askew

2018 Miami Beach Voter's Guide:

Early voting going on now; election day november 6

If you're still looking for information about this year's election, read on! We've got details on the six Miami Beach ballot questions and help on where to find out about the rest of that long ballot... and where to vote.

First, a word about elections: RE:MiamiBeach does not cover political races nor do we endorse candidates or issues. We do seek to educate on referenda specific to Miami Beach. Voter’s Guides traditionally provide information on the “what” of a referendum. We try to take it a step further with the “how it impacts you” perspective, highlighting interactive tools and frequently asked questions that we hear from you. You are welcome to debate the merits of any issues we cover on our Facebook page, but we remain neutral on the issues. Our job is to give you information. As always, we hope that it is helpful. More importantly, we encourage you to vote.

Early voting locations and other Miami Beach election information can be found here.

Want to verify if your mail-in ballot was received? WLRN has that covered.
 
Florida State Constitutional Amendments
It’s a long ballot this year and the local initiatives are on the last page! One of the reasons it is so long, there are twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. The language is not always the clearest. Click here for a guide that explains what a yes or no vote on each means.

Miami-Dade County Ballot Questions
WLRN has created a guide to the State and County amendments. Click here, then scroll down to Miami-Dade County.

Miami Beach Local Ballot Questions
There are six Miami Beach ballot questions. We explored them over the past month. 

Ballot question #1 to establish the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Often referred to as “an independent watchdog,” the OIG, would have an investigative role as well as rooting out and preventing waste while also looking for potential efficiencies.

Ballot questions #2 and 3 regarding a lease for a Convention Center Hotel to be built on City-owned property adjacent and connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center.  

Ballot questions #4, 5, and 6 concern the issuance of General Obligation Bonds for Infrastructure, Parks, and Public Safety

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