Miami-Dade sees relatively low turnout for Primary Election

Results can be viewed below as they come in

Miami-Dade County only saw about a 16 percent turnout for the Primary Election.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Voters in Miami-Dade County headed to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard in the Primary Election.

Residents in Key Biscayne selected their choice for mayor while various school board seats were voted upon as well as commissioner races.

In Miami Beach, there were multiple referendums on the ballot, including whether to rename Alton Road Park “Canopy Park,” whether an architect should be required to sit on the city’s Board of Adjustment and whether political candidates should submit proof of residency to run for office.

In the City of Miami, voters are being asked whether the Riverside Wharf should be granted a lease extension for an additional 50 years.

A Local 10 News crew was at one polling site, Fire Station 44 in northwest Miami-Dade, but the lines were fairly short throughout the day.

“It was very smooth -- not a big line,” one voter said.

The bulk of residents participated in mail in voting, casting about 142,000 ballots.

Early in-person voting brought out another 50,000 people, and on Election Day, just over 53,000 people made it out to vote.

Local 10 spoke with a few voters and about what brought them out and the importance of exercising their right to vote.

“It is everybody’s future, and if you make a choice and it doesn’t work out, the future isn’t very good,” one man said.

“There are so many issues that are important to us that we need to have a say so in it. I mean, if we don’t, you can’t complain,” another voter said.

Overall, there was an 18.98 percent turnout for voters in Miami-Dade County for this Primary Election.

All results for Miami-Dade County can be viewed below:

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About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.