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El Portal Election 2020Election 2020 General Information

Pursuant to the Village Charter, the Village Commission is comprised of five electors of the Village, vested with all legislative powers of the Village. Each Councilperson will be elected at-large in the manner provided by the Village Charter. The Village of El Portal’s next municipal election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Early Voting Information

Florida Election Laws 2020

Election 2020 Candidates

Election 2020 Candidate Forms (CLICK HERE)

Qualifying Candidate Packet 2020 El Portal

Become a Candidate

To become a candidate for the November 3, 2020 election, the following documents must be filed with the Village Clerk PRIOR to opening a campaign account, receiving contributions, or making any expenditures.

To commence your candidacy download the candidate required forms here on the Candidate Information page. The qualifying dates do not prevent you from announcing your candidacy. In order to do that you must first file two forms with the Village Clerks office which are the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer & Designation of Campaign Depository DSDE-9  and Statement of Candidate Form DS-DE 84. After filing the appropriate paperwork with the Village Clerks office you can immediately collect the required signatures, receive contributions and make expenditures.

Qualify to Be Placed on the Ballot

Candidates must qualify during the period of August 10-14, 2020 by providing the applicable items to the Village Clerk’s office. Please keep in mind that all candidates will be filing their paperwork during this time. As such, please schedule an appointment with the Village Clerk by emailing yjacobi@villageofelportal.org to ensure that your paperwork can be received and reviewed for completeness, in time for qualifying as we observe CDC guidelines as a result of Covid-19 Pandemic. It is your responsibility that all the required documentation be filed and returned to the Village Clerk’s office on the qualifying period dates.

Those who seek to qualify for Candidacy kindly schedule an appointment with the Village Clerk. For the specific requirements for candidates, please visit Election 2020 Candidate Information.

Candidate 2020 Handbook (PDF)

If you have any questions, or would like more information regarding the Village’s municipal election and becoming a candidate, please contact Yenise Jacobi, Village Clerk, at yjacobi@villageofelportal.org

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The Village of El Portal

El Portal is a picturesque and historic village in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The village name is derived from the Spanish word for the wooden gate that once stood at the entrance to the village. El Portal, a primarily residential community of single-family cottages and bungalows, was founded in 1937 and to this day includes prime examples of 1930’s and 1940’s South Florida architecture.
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