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It's not quite over yet. What to know about runoff elections in Miami-Dade County

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Lynne Sladky
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A worker organizes vote-by-mail ballots for scanning during the midterm election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Miami.

Most of the results of the 2022 midterm elections in South Florida have been counted and certified.

But the election is not yet over. Weeks after Nov. 8, there were still a handful of races in Miami-Dade County where no candidate had received the majority of the vote.

Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach had their runoff elections on Dec. 6. Now, there's just one such race left — in Doral. It will determine the last outstanding Miami-Dade County municipal races from the 2022 General Elections.

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Below, we have compiled information about Doral's runoff election, detailing when it's happening, who's running and how to make sure that your vote counts to the bitter end.

Doral: Mayor, City Council

Runoff Election Date: December 13

Candidates: Christi Fraga vs. Claudia Mariaca (Mayor); Susie Castillo vs. Rafael Pineyro (Council Seat 1); Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich vs. Maureen Porras (Council Seat 2)

Registered voters in Doral will soon choose a new mayor and fill two city council seats in a Dec. 13 runoff election.

None of the candidates in either race received the necessary 50% of votes to win during the November 8th general election.

For mayor, former vice mayor Christi Fraga led with almost 41% of the vote, while council member Claudia Mariaca received about 30% of votes. Fraga had to resign a seat on the Miami-Dade County School Board to run for mayor.

For city council seat 1, Susie Castillo, a Florida International University employee, is running against Rafael Pineyro, a management consultant. Castillo led with almost 44% of votes in the general election.

For city council seat 2, attorney Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich goes against attorney Maureen Porras, who’s the immigration legal director of the organization Church World Service. Petkovich led with about 43% of the votes in the general election.

The last day to request a mail-in ballot is Dec. 3. You can find your assigned polling place here and your sample ballot here.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated. The original story left out that Maureen Porras was an attorney. The update identifies her as so. We regret the omission.

Sherrilyn Cabrera is WLRN's PM newscast and digital producer.
Alyssa Ramos is a multimedia producer for WLRN’s Morning Edition.