(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- As of 7 a.m., all 829 Miami-Dade County precincts are open and welcoming voters. After much pre-election preparation and testing, the Elections Department expects a successful Election Day. As always, administrators are on hand in the field and at the Election Central phone bank to address questions that may arise.
More than 447,000 voters have already cast ballots during Early Voting and via absentee ballot, which represents a 35 percent voter turnout so far. Absentee ballots will continue to be accepted via mail and in person until 7 p.m. today at the Elections Department, 2700 NW 87th Avenue in Doral, and at the Voter Information Center in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street in Downtown Miami.
Voters who plan to vote in person today should keep in mind these points:
- Voters must vote at their assigned polling place listed on their voter information card. Any voter who is unsure of where to vote should go to the Elections Department website or call 3-1-1.
- Voters must provide identification that contains both a photo and signature in order to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include driver’s license (or ID card issued by a Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles), United States passport, employee badge, military or student ID card, buyer’s club ID card, and retirement center or neighborhood association ID card. If the picture identification does not contain a signature, an additional identification with a signature will be required. While the Voter Information Card is not required to vote, it can help expedite the check-in process, so bringing it is always encouraged.
- Voting at polling places continues until 7:00 p.m. today. In the event of lines at polling places, any eligible voter who is in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
- Voters are encouraged to prepare in advance of heading to the polls by reviewing their sample ballot, which can be found on the Elections Department website.
Please visit www.miamidade.gov/elections for the information stated above.