Important Midterm and Local Elections are happening in Florida and Miami this November, and our generation can make the difference at the ballot box. The issues we care about are on the line and our futures are at stake. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Queer and immigrant communities are relying on us to vote and advocate for candidates that support racial, economic, and climate justice. Voting is an important tool in our civic engagement toolbox, and we need to use it to the best of our abilities.
Who Is On the Ballot?
U.S. Senate (one of two seats) and Representative in Congress (Districts 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Commissioner of Agriculture
Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation
State Senators and State House of Representatives
Miami-Dade County Offices
Board of County Commissioners (Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12), School Board Members (Districts 2, 4, 6, 8), South Dade Water & Conservation (Districts 1, 3, 5), and County Court and Circuit Judges
The representatives we choose will affect us for years, and if you are able to vote, now is the time to get ready, select your candidates, and make your plan!
What’s Your Plan To Vote?
There are three ways to vote:
- Vote by Mail
- Request your Vote by Mail ballot for the Primary Election before August 13. Request your Vote by Mail ballot for the General Election before October 29.
- You can register to vote by mail up to 10 days before any election, but we recommend doing it as early as possible!
- Early Voting
- Your County will announce your voting early dates and sites. We’ll update this page accordingly.
- Voting on Election Day
- Primary & Local Elections: August 23
- Midterm Election: November 8
Get Ready to Vote
Vote By Mail
We love Vote-by-Mail and recommend it for those looking for an easy and reliable way to vote! Young people, senior citizens, and those without access to transportation greatly benefit from Vote-by-Mail. This in-person voting alternative is an awesome option for those not wanting to stand in line to cast ballots or those preferring to vote at their convenience in the weeks leading up to election day. Click the links below to find out more information about how to Vote-by-Mail.
- You can request a vote-by-mail ballot be sent to you up until 5 p.m. on the 10th day before any election here. It’s important to request and mail your vote-by-mail ballot as soon as possible.
- The ballot must be returned and arrive at the elections department by 7 p.m. on election day (it can also be dropped off at an early voting site, drop box, or returned by designee – see your options here).
- Make sure to sign your ballot with the same signature as you have on your Voter Registration’s card; this is how they verify
- USPS recommends vote by mail be mailed at least a week in advance to ensure it will arrive by Election Day. If it is a week before the election and you still have your vote by mail ballot, we recommend dropping it off or voting in person.
- In Miami-Dade postage is prepaid by the Elections Department.
- You can track your ballot at the Miami-Dade Elections website here to make sure it has been received.
Find our more details about voting by mail in Florida here.
Voting In Person
- You can find your early voting and election day polling locations and times here.
- Remember, if you wait to vote on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned precinct close to where you are registered.
- You will need identification with your name, picture and signature to vote early or on Election Day, and get free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID here.
Restoration of Voting Rights for Returning Citizens
If you are a returning citizen who had their right to vote revoked due to prior felony status, your voting rights may have been restored. Contact the Office of Executive Clemency at 850-488-2952 to begin the process of voter rights restoration; check with the County Clerk about your charges and fees owed. If you need help paying fees, reach out to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
The voter registration deadline for the August 23rd Primary & Local Elections is July 25th. The voter registration deadline for the November 8th Midterm Elections is October 11th, register here. You can also update your address, your party affiliation, and check your current status here.