Voting is the most impactful way to have a say in important issues that affect our community. The General Election, commonly referred to as the Presidential Election, on November 6, 2012 is an opportunity for Miami-Dade voters to cast their vote in races at all levels of government, in addition to 11 state constitutional amendments, 1 school board question, and 10 county questions.
"However, in order to participate in this important election, you must be a registered voter, and the deadline of October 9th is quickly approaching," stated Penelope Townsley, Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections. "One of our most important missions is to encourage all eligible residents to register and to take advantage of their right to vote."
To register to vote, residents must:
- be 18 years or older (pre-registration begins at 16);
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be a permanent resident of Miami-Dade County. There is no specific time requirement to live in Miami-Dade County to be considered a permanent resident.
With the deadline just four days away, the most convenient option for those interested in registering to vote is to visit the Elections Department website and click on "Register to Vote." After completing the online form, it must be printed, signed, and mailed to the Elections Department at:
Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 521550
Miami, Florida 33152
This form MUST be postmarked by October 9 to be accepted as valid for this election.
Another option is to hand deliver the application to our office. The office will be closed over the weekend and on Columbus Day (October 6-8), however we will remain open until midnight on October 9 to afford every possible opportunity to the residents of Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade Elections Department
2700 NW 87 Avenue
Miami, Fl 33172
A number of other locations provide and accept voter registration applications during regular business hours:
- Miami-Dade Elections Department Voter Information Center until 5pm
(Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street)
- Public libraries
- Most city, town and village halls
- State public assistance agencies
- Florida Driver License Bureaus
For more information, please visit www.miamidade.gov/elections or call 305-499-VOTE (8683).