• Sally B. Philips

Vote 10/19 - 11/3

Vol 1, No. 45 September 27, 2020

ABOUT VOTING - By Mail and Early

I have been learning a lot about voting. Vote-by-Mail ballots will be mailed on October 5th. To be sure that a ballot is counted, it ought to be back in the mail by October 17th. However, a ballot can also be dropped in a drop box at any one of the 33 early voting sites. Most of these sites are open from 7am till 7pm starting on October 19th and ending on November 1st. Three of them are also open on November 2nd and 3rd, along with the Supervisor of Elections. The following are the five closest sites to South Miami.

- Westchester Regional Library, 9445 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165

- Coral Gables Branch Library, 3343 Segovia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134

- Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111 Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156

- Kendall Branch Library, 2101 SW 97 Avenue, Miami, FL 33176

- Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 Street - Building K, Miami, FL 33176

(entrance on SW 104 Street and SW 113 Place)

The complete list is:


Two important questions for South Miami will be on the ballot this year.

If you have any questions about these two referenda, please contact me. I will do my best to give you an answer.


The number of new cases is going down. That is good.

But the danger is not over. Please remember to wear a mask, be careful in restaurants, maintain the 6-foot distance, and get home before the 11 pm curfew.


Now that some of the precautions we have been taking seem to be decreasing the number of people getting sick, it is even more important to help with contract tracing. If enough people can be prevented from passing the virus to others, eventually the virus will ceased to be a problem.


Last I saw South Miami was 17th out of 34 cities in the percentage of people who have completed the census questionnaire. We were at 65.9%. If we do not report ourselves accurately we stand to get a much smaller proportion of any population-based grants than towns like Palmetto Bay (79.9%), Miami Springs (78%) and Pinecrest (77.8%). Thank you for completing yours.



It is going to happen! The first Saturday the market will be open is November 7th. It will be located in the shaded parking lot next to the South Miami Branch Library. I believe the hours will be 9am to 2pm. Back in the day, it used to be so much fun to go, get good produce, and, above all, chat with friends. Please come and enjoy the camaraderie - even while you are wearing a mask and keeping a good social distance.


For right now

Keep healthy


stay safe!

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