Countdown to March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election
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Some Miami-Dade voting precincts have changed due to reprecincting, and this may affect where you vote. View your registration information and confirm your current Election Day voting location before heading to the polls on Election Day.
March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary is near, are you ready?
Florida is a Closed Primary State
Per Florida Law, only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party's candidates in a primary election. Given the parties' candidates on the ballot, ONLY registered Republican and Democratic voters are eligible to vote in the March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election.
In addition, ALL registered voters residing in the municipalities of Miami, Miami Beach and Surfside are eligible to vote on their municipal ballot content.
If you are not a registered Republican or Democratic party member OR a registered voter of the municipalities of Miami, Miami Beach, or Surfside, you are not eligible to vote in this election and may not receive a ballot.
You can check your current party affiliation online or by calling 3-1-1.
- Review Dates to Remember in 2016 to learn about key deadlines
- Last day to register to vote in this election is February 16, 2016
- Ensure your voter registration record is current
- Review the ballot content ahead of the election
- Cast your ballot:
- Vote Absentee: Request an absentee ballot mailed to your home by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
- Vote Early: Take advantage of Early Voting between Monday, February 29, 2016 and Sunday, March 13, 2016
- Vote on Election Day: Confirm your current voting location before heading to the polls on March 15, 2016 (polls open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm)
Be Election Ready!
Voting is one of our constitutional rights and key to our nation's democracy. Through our votes we exercise our right to be heard as a people.
On this website you will find information on voter registration, locations to register, voting options, voting locations, key dates to remember for upcoming elections and much more.
The Elections Department is here to serve you! Please do not hesitate to email us with your questions and suggestions, or call 3-1-1 for additional information.
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Read published legal notices regarding different municipal and countywide elections, as well as updated lists of ineligible voters.
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