By Charter, the City of North Miami hosts municipal elections every two years to elect the Mayor and City Council members by district. Each election year, North Miami voters elect to fill the Mayoral seat and two Council district representatives. The elections are administered by Miami-Dade County Elections Department, in partnership with the North Miami Office of the City Clerk.
The City Clerk is elected to four-year terms. Beginning with the election in 2013, the City Clerk can serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms. All candidates in North Miami municipal elections must win by a 50% plus 1 margin.