Miami-Dade is our home, 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, Early Voting (October 19 – November 1), and voting on Election Day (November 3).
Find your election day polling location here.
Remember, if you vote on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned precinct. You will need a photo identification with your picture and signature. Polls are open 7 am – 7 pm. If you are in line by 7:00 pm stay in line! You are allowed to vote.
You can still drop off your Vote By Mail ballot at 4 different locations in Miami-Dade until 7 pm on Tuesday Nov 3. You can also vote in person if your vote by mail ballot has not been returned and received.
- Elections Department (Main Office) 2700 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33172
- Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st Street, Lobby Miami, FL 33128
- North Dade Regional Library 2455 NW 183rd Street Miami Gardens, FL 33056
- South Dade Regional Library 10750 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
- English: 866-OUR-VOTE (administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)
- Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (administered by the NALEO Educational Fund)
- Asian Languages: 888-API-VOTE (administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC)
- Arabic: 844-YALLA-US (administered by the Arab American Institute)
Looking for our voter guides? Check out engage.miami/voterguide to see the Young People’s Voter Guide and recommendations for other resources to help us get ready to cast our ballots. This link will bring you to a separate website.
GET READY TO VOTE
To make sure you can vote safely from home, sign up for a vote-by-mail ballot at engagemiami.vote as soon as possible – it takes just a few minutes and will ensure that no matter what the pandemic brings, you can cast your ballot this year.
What you need to know now:
- 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).
- You can track your ballot at the Miami-Dade Elections website here to make sure it has been received.
- If you forgot to sign the envelope or the signature does not match, Florida law allows you the opportunity to submit an affidavit to cure your vote-by-mail ballot. The affidavit must be completed and submitted to the Elections Department along with a copy of your identification, by 5 p.m. on the second day after an election. Find the ballot cure form here.
- You can request a vote-by-mail ballot be sent to you up until 5 p.m. on the 10th day before any election
- 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 be arrive by Election Day. If it is a week before the election and you still have your vote by mail ballot, we recommend to drop it off or vote in person
- In Miami-Dade postage is prepaid by the Elections Department.
- Find our more details about voting by mail in Florida here
Voting In Person
- You can check your registration status and find your election day polling location here.
- Find the 33 Early Voting locations available October 19 – November 1, including Miami Dade College North, Miami Dade College Kendall, and Florida International University here. Any Miami-Dade voter can vote at any of the 33 locations.
- The polls are open from 7am to 7pm for Early Voting and Election Day.
- 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 November 3rd General Election is October 5th, register at engagemiami.vote – where you can also update your address, your party affiliation and check your current status.