Elections

Elections
The City Clerk serves as the Supervisor of Elections for the City of Opa-locka. Regular Elections for the City of Opa-locka are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years. Both the Mayor and City Commissioners are elected at-large. Compensation for the Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Opa-locka is set at $550.00 per month.The Mayor and City Commissioners are elected to four-term terms.

Candidates for municipal office must file the appropriate forms with the City Clerk prior to opening a campaign account and to qualify for office.  All elections shall be held in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter, Code of Ordinances and general election laws of the State of Florida.

Upcoming Elections
The next City of Opa-locka General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. for the purpose of elec
ting two City Commissioners.  A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on December 1, 2020. Each Candidate must be a qualified elector and meet the requirements set forth in the City Charter and Code of Ordinances.

Qualifying Period
Candidates shall qualify and pay the qualifying fee with the Office of the City Clerk, 780 Fisherman Street, 4th Floor, Opa-locka, Florida 33054. The Qualifying Period will begin at 9:00 AM, Monday, August 3, 2020 and end on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The qualifying fee is $316.00. 

Candidate Campaign Packet
The City Clerk's Office has assembled a packet consisting of the necessary forms in order to file as a candidate. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 305-953-2800 or via email jflores@opalockafl.gov to obtain a packet. 

Joanna Flores, City Clerk
City of Opa-locka 
Office of the City Clerk 
780 Fisherman Street, 4th Floor
Opa-locka, FL 33054
Office: 305-953-2800
Cell: 786-877-4038
Email: jflores@opalockafl.gov 

Voter Registration / Information
Voter registration is handled by the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections. Voter registration applications are available on the Supervisor of Elections website and at Opa-locka City Hall. 

To verify your voter registration status or to inquire about polling location, visit the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections website or call 305-499-8683. 

Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections
2700 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
305-499-8683 | soedade@miamidade.gov