Early voting begins Thursday for Miami’s District 2 Special Election

MIAMI – The City of Miami is holding a Special Election on Feb. 27 to elect a new city commissioner, but starting Thursday, eligible voters are able to participate in early voting.

Voters in Miami’s District 2 will elect a commissioner to serve out the remainder of a term vacated by Ken Russell, who had to resign before the end of his four-year term because he ran for Congress last year.

Candidates for the city commission were required to reside within the district for at least one year before qualifying and to remain in the district for the duration of their term of office.

Below is the list of District 2 candidates on the 2023 ballot:


According to campaign finance reports, Martin Zilber has gained $129,260 through monetary contributions, the most of any candidate.

Curious about who is financially backing the candidates? Viewers can review the campaign finance reports for all the candidates here, provided by the City of Miami Clerk’s Office:

According to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, there are 49,195 active eligible voters for the Miami Special Election.

As of Wednesday morning, 2,392 have voted by mail. Of those, nearly 53.97% are registered Democrats, 19.52% are registered as Republicans, 25% are no party affiliated, and 1.51% are listed as other.

Early voting locations and hours of operation:

Early voting sites in Miami. (Miamidade.gov)

For a list of additional Special Election polling sites, click here.

About the Author:

Ryan Mackey is our newest digital journalist at WPLG. He is New York born and South Florida raised.