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2019-017-419 General Election 2020 ORDINANCE NO. 2019-017-419 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, CALLING THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION AND SPECIAL ELECTION FOR MAYOR AND FOR COUNCIL SEATS 1, 3, 5, AND PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENTS ; PROVIDING FOR RUNOFF ELECTION, IF NECESSARY; PROVIDING FOR QUALIFICATION OF CANDIDATES; PROVIDING FOR CLOSE OF ELECTION BOOKS; APPROVING THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FORM; PROVIDING FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Section 5, Article V, of the City Of Miami Gardens' Charter provides that a general election shall be held in each even-numbered year, on the day of the first state primary election, or if none is held in any such year, on the first Tuesday, following the second Monday in September, and WHEREAS, a state primary Election will take place on August 18, 2020, and WHEREAS, state law requires election books to close twenty-nine (29) days prior to the election, which is July 20, 2020, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA: SECTION 1 . ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas Clauses are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Ordinance. SECTION 2. ELECTION: The 2020 General and Special Elections for the City of Miami Gardens will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. On that date, Mayor will be elected for a four (4) year term; a Council member for Residential Area Seat 1 will be elected for a four (4) year term; a Council member for residential Area Seat 3, will be elected for a four (4) year term, and a Council member for at-large seat 5, will be elected for a four (4) year term; as well as any proposed Charter amendments. SECTION 3. RUNOFF ELECTION: The 2020 Runoff Election, if necessary for the City of Miami Gardens will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. SECTION 4. QUALIFYING: The qualifying period for the election shall open Friday, May 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., and close precisely at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 21 , 2020. Candidates shall qualify at the Office of the City Clerk, 18605 N.W. 27th Avenue, Suite 317, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056. SECTION 5. POLLING PLACES: Voting shall be conducted at locations listed on Exhibit "A". All polls shall open precisely at 7:00 a.m., and close precisely at 7:00 p.m. SECTION 6. OFFICIAL BALLOT: The official ballot for the 2020 Election is in substantial form as the Ballot annexed to this ordinance as Exhibit "B". SECTION 7. VOTER REGISTRATION: The election books shall close Saturday, July 20, 2020. SECTION 8. NOTIFICATION: The City Clerk shall publish notice of such general election once a week for four consecutive weeks preceding the general election in a newspaper of general circulation in Miami Gardens. The notice shall contain the date, time, and place of the general election and identify the Council Seats to be voted for. The City Clerk shall publish a notice of special election at least twice, once in the fifth week and once in the third week prior to the week in which the special election will be held in a newspaper of general circulation in Miami Gardens. Page 2 of 4 Ordinance No.2019-017-419 SECTION 9. CONFLICT: All ordinances or Code provisions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 10. SEVERABILITY: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. SECTION 11. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its final passage. PASSED ON FIRST READING ON THE 13TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019. PASSED AND ADOPTED on second reading this 11TH day of DECEMBER, 2019. CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA By: _QL OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: Mario Bataille, CMC, CITY CLERK REVIEWED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, ESQ., CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: MARIO BATAILLE, CMC, CITY CLERK Page 3 of 4 Ordinance No.2019-017-419 Moved by: COuoc,LCMAS--, (.yju-z:ar✓?S Second by: M2vo"? VOTE: � -d Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III x (Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Rodney Harris x (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Katrina Wilson x (Yes) (No) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. x (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom x (Yes) (No) Councilman Reggie Leon (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr (Yes) (No) Page 4 of 4 Ordinance No.2019-017-419