(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Miami-Dade Elections Department strives to make voting as convenient as possible for all voters to increase their participation in every election. As such, the Department reminds voters there are three ways to vote: early voting, absentee voting, and of course voting on Election Day, August 14, 2012, at their assigned precinct.
The Early Voting period runs through Saturday, August 11th at 20 Early Voting locations. Sites, hours of operation and wait times are available by calling 3-1-1 or going on the Elections Department's website.
The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is today, Wednesday, August 8th, by 5 p.m. Any eligible registered voter may request an absentee ballot by submitting their request online, by email, fax, telephone, or in writing. Voters may also present picture identification with a signature in person or authorize a designee to pick-up their ballot beginning the day prior to Election Day. Absentee ballots may be returned by mail, in person or by authorizing in writing a designated person to deliver the ballot to the Supervisor of Elections. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the Elections Department no later than 7 p.m., on Tuesday, August 14th.
Unlike during Early Voting when voters can choose any location, on Election Day voters must vote at the assigned precinct listed on their voter information card. Any voter who is unsure of where to vote should call 3-1-1 or go on the Department's website and click on "Find Your Precinct."
The Department ensures all eligible voters their right to vote. Any person who believes that he or she is eligible to vote, but is not deemed eligible by polling place personnel, may always vote a provisional ballot, which will be considered by the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board.
For additional information, call 3-1-1-or visit the Miami-Dade Election Ready website at www.miamidade.gov/elections.