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District 5 Miami-Dade Special Election Voter Guide

Note: We’ve updated this guide to reflect the runoff election happening June 19.

Former District 5 County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro resigned earlier this year to run for Congress, forcing an unscheduled special election to fill his seat. That election went down on May 22 and candidates Eileen Higgins and Zoraida Barreiro earned about 35 and 33 percent of the vote respectively, forcing a runoff between the two.

That runoff election is set for June 19 and early voting starts Saturday, June 9.

If you need a refresher, here’s our primer on the race. Below you’ll find some additional information on the candidates and our Q&As with them. Because this is a non-partisan race, we didn’t included any candidate’s party affiliation.

The district is drawn in a kinda weird way and covers Little Havana, Downtown Miami, South Beach and most of Mid and North Beach. Check this map to see if you’re in the district.

Find your nearest early voting spot and a sample ballot here. Early voting goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, through June 17. And, if you end up procrastinating, here’s a list of the polling places on election day. There’s a few temporary polling places set up for this election, too.

Now get out there and #votelikeyoulivehere.