The Village is divided into five (5) voting districts. In 2018, candidates could qualify for seats in District 1, District 3 and District 5. The Qualifying Period ran from Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17, 2018. The following is the Final List of Qualified Candidates:
| Council District 1
|| Seth E. Salver
| Council District 3
|| Patricia Cohen
|| Buzzy Sklar
| Council District 5
|| Gabriel Groisman
The Bal Harbour Village General Municipal Election originally scheduled
for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 has been cancelled due to all candidates
for Districts 1, 3, and 5 now being unopposed.
By August 17th, 018, at the end of qualifying, only Seth Salver and
Gabriel Groisman, filed and qualified for District 1 and District 5
respectively, and Patricia Cohen and Buzzy Sklar both filed and qualified
for District 3. Patricia Cohen withdrew from the election on September
10th, leaving Buzzy Sklar unopposed. The unopposed candidates will be
declared elected on November 6 and are scheduled to be inducted into
office on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 10:00 AM.
Due to the timing of the withdrawal, Miami-Dade County Elections was
unable to stop the printing of candidates Cohen¹s and Sklar¹s names on
the November 6 ballot, therefore eligible voters will be notified in
their vote-by-mail ballots and at the polls during Early Voting (October
22nd - November 4th) and Election Day (November 6th) that the results for
this race will not be tallied.
Please be aware that all other Federal, State and County elections are
still active and you will still be able to vote for candidates and issues
by mail, during Early Voting or on Election Day.
You may register vote for the November 6 Election up until October 9,
2018. You may request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot up until 6 days before the
election, October 31, 2018.
For more information on the November 6, 2018 Election, and to check your
sample ballot, please visit
or telephone 305-499-8683.
A candidate must be a legal resident of the State (Florida) and a resident of such District which he or she proposes to represent, at the time he or she stands for election, and shall continue to reside in the District during the time he or she shall hold office. A candidate must also reside within the Village for a period of at least one (1) year immediately prior to and at the time of filing his or her election qualification papers.