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Some voting locations have changed. To better serve our voters, Miami-Dade County has redrawn voting precincts in time for upcoming elections.
Why the change?
Precinct lines are updated every decade after the U.S. Census is finalized, and new federal, state and local district lines are redrawn to equitably distribute the population. Commonly referred to as "reprecincting," this process is undertaken to ensure precinct lines are efficiently and effectively drawn to ensure our community's changing electoral needs are met.
During reprecincting, the goal is to provide Miami-Dade County voters with a convenient and accessible voting experience. The prime objective was to align new precinct lines with the district boundary lines that were created during the 2012 redistricting process, with minimal voter movement prior to the 2014 Primary and General Elections.
This largely eliminated what are known as "split" precincts whereby voters with different ballots vote at the same precinct and also addressed large precincts where the polling place was unable to accommodate the capacity.
What changed with reprecincting?
On March 18, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution 288-14 , approving the reprecincting plan, effective June 20, 2014. Precinct and polling place changes countywide are as follows:
- 6% of registered voters will have a new polling place on Election Day
- 566 Polling Places (increase of 25 Polling Places)
- 812 Precincts (decrease of 236 precincts operationally)
Here is how voters may be affected during the August 26, 2014 Primary and November 4, 2014 General elections:
- All affected voters will receive a new voter information card before the Aug. 26 Primary Election.
- Some voters will be voting at a new polling place.
- Some voters will be voting at the same polling place, but will be assigned a new voting precinct number.
How do I know if I was affected?
The Elections Department will notify all 170,000 affected voters by mail. Affected voters can expect to receive two notifications prior the August 26, 2014 Primary. The first notification will include a new Voter Information Card and will go out in June. The second notification in July will remind affected voters of their new precinct and/or polling place assignments.
All registered voters can review their precinct and polling place assignment for the August 26, 2014 and November 4, 2014 elections.
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