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Miami-Dade County referenda

Yes, there are more than a dozen state amendments on your ballot, and they’re getting most of the attention. But you’ll have to decide on a few local items too. They range from procedural changes for county elections to the creation of a new city in the northeast side of town. The ballot also includes a vote on a potential property tax increase to help give teachers a pay increase.

County referendum 1 proposes making circuit court clerk elections nonpartisan, the way that the mayoral and county commission elections are.

County referendum 2 proposes a change to a county law similar to the state’s resign-to-run law.

County referendum 3 proposes a chance for more public input on petitions and also requires the county commission to approve a petition before it goes out to the public.

County referendum 4 proposes some procedural changes to county elections for unopposed candidates.

County referendum 5 proposes prohibiting people from paying workers or organizations based on how how many signatures they get for a petition.

County referendum 6 is about the creation of a new municipality in northeast Miami-Dade County.

The school board referendum is asking voters whether they are willing to raise taxes to help fund raises for Miami-Dade teachers.