MIAMI – All 826 Miami-Dade County precincts are open and welcoming voters today. After much pre-election preparation and a successful early voting period, the Elections Department expects a smooth Election Day.
“A total of 224,297 voters already cast their ballots via absentee and early voting,” said Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Lester Sola. “Today we are prepared for all voters at the precincts.”
While Early Voting ended on Sunday, absentee ballots will continue to be accepted in person until 7 p.m. today at the Elections Department, 2700 NW 87th Avenue in Doral, the Voter Information Center in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street in downtown Miami and at polling places. Voters should remember to sign the absentee ballot envelope.
Voters who plan to vote in person today should keep in mind these points:
Unlike during Early Voting, when voters can choose any location, on Election Day voters must vote at their assigned polling place listed on their voter information card. Any voter who is unsure of where to vote can check the Elections Department website or call 3-1-1.
Voting at polling places continues until 7 p.m. today. In the event of lines at polling places, any eligible voter who is in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Voters must provide identification that contains both a photo and signature in order to vote.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
– State of Florida Driver’s License
– ID Card issued by the State of Florida
– U. S. Passport
– Debit/Credit Cards
– Military ID
– Student ID
– Retirement Center ID
– Public Assistance ID
– Neighborhood Association ID
Voter’s customized sample ballot is available on the Department’s website by clicking “Sample Ballot”.
Miami-Dade Elections ensures all eligible voters their right to vote. Any person who believes that he/she is eligible to vote, but who is not deemed eligible by polling place personnel, can always vote a provisional ballot, which will be considered by the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board.
Voters should remember to look at both sides and all pages of the ballot before casting their ballot.
For more information, call 3-1-1 or log on to www.miamidade.gov/elections