What you still need to know about 2020 U.S. Elections if you live in Miami-Dade

DORAL, FL – November 3 is a decisive day for the nation because on this day, voters will have the last word in the 2020 U.S. Elections that according to experts has been unlike any other election in recent memory, not only because it has developed in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic and economic crisis, but because people seems more eager than ever to go to the polls.

According to the media, 64.48% of registered voters have already cast their ballots so far, either by mail or in-person in the early voting period that ended on November 1.

El Nuevo Herald reported on Tuesday’s Elections Day that up until now, 4,737,540 votes have been placed by mail; 2,146,654 (45.3%) for the democratic party and 1,472,826 (31.1%) for the republican one, while 1,118,060 (23.6%) non-affiliated votes have been counted. 

Regarding early voting numbers, a total of 4,332,221 votes were counted; 1,401,458 (32.3%) for the democratic party and 1,959,870 (45.2%) for the republican one, while 970,893 (22.4%) belonged to non-affiliated voters. 

The electoral contest for U.S. presidency is between republican and current president Donald Trump and the democratic candidate Joe Biden. 

But, what else is at stake on the 2020 U.S. Elections especially in Miami-Dade County? To start, our city of Doral will decide who wins the contest for Mayor between incumbent Mayor Juan Carlos Bermúdez, Emmanuel “Manny” Sarmiento and Victor Camara. 

Also, on November 3, 2020, City of Doral Councilmembers Seats 1 and 3 in addition to Charter Amendments will be up for election. 

As far as the top political position in Miami-Dade County, on November 3 Daniella Levine Cava and Esteban Bovo  will meet in a runoff to decide which one of them will take the position of Mayor. Neither one of them managed to get more than 50 percent of the vote in last August’s primary.

In addition, four seats on the Miami-Dade Commission are in dispute in Tuesday’s election, after the race could not be concluded in the Primaries of last August. 

Voters will have to decide between Keon Hardemon and Gepsie Metellus in the contest for District 3; Eileen Higgins and Renier Díaz de la Portilla in the contest for District 5; Cindy Lerner and Raquel Regalado in the contest for District 7; and Kionne McGhee and Elvis Maldonado in the race for District 9. 

And last but not least, voters will also decide who takes a total of three seats in Miami-Dade School Board. Seats in dispute will be distributed among Districts 3, 5 and 9.

Do not forget!

When first polls close: 7 p.m. ET

When mail ballot counting begins: 22 days before Election Day

When mail ballots must be received by: Before polls close on Election Day


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