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Voter Registration

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Register to vote

Notice: The deadline to register to vote for the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6.

Registering to vote is a right. It is available to all persons over the age of 18 and are United States citizens who meet the requirements.

Who can register to vote

  • You must be at least 18-years-old (pre-registration begins at 16).
  • You must be a citizen of the United States. There is no length of time that you must be a citizen before registering to vote.
  • You must reside in Miami-Dade County. There is no length of time that you must live in the county before registering to vote as long as you register at least 29 days before the election in which you wish to vote.

The following people cannot register to vote:

  • Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen.
  • Anyone who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, and has not had their right to vote restored.
  • Anyone convicted of a felony who has not had their civil rights restored.
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Register to vote

Prospective voters who meet all the eligibility requirements can register to vote online. Print, sign and mail the form to the Elections Department.

You may also register using the Voter Registration Application  (in Spanish ) provided by the Florida Division of Elections. Print out the application, complete it, sign it, and send the original version to:

Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 521550
Miami, FL 33152

There are also many official agencies where you can register in person:

When you register to vote, an actual residence address is required by law. If you provide a mailing service address, P.O. Box, or business address, the application will not be accepted, and can cause your registration to be declined and/or not processed in time for an election. P.O. Box and other business addresses can be accepted as a mailing address only, and not as a residential address.

A family member may drop off a completed application with a copy of the necessary ID at the Elections Department or Elections Branch office downtown. 

For more information, call the Elections Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 305-499-8363.

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Registration deadlines

Residents can register to vote anytime throughout the year.

Registration closes 29 days prior to an upcoming election. Follow the instructions online, go to an official agency or have the Voter Registration Application  (in Spanish ) mailed and postmarked by that date to be eligible.

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Voter Information Card

A Voter Information Card includes all identifying information, as well as the precinct number, location, applicable voting districts, and other elections-related information.

A voter may receive a replacement Voter Information Card by providing a signed, written request with the name and date of birth to:

Supervisor of Elections
Attn: Registration Division
PO BOX 521550
MIAMI, FL 33152

Upon verification of registration, Miami-Dade County will issue the voter a duplicate card without charge; it should arrive within five days.

Voters may receive a new Voter Information Card in the mail when:

  • A change of name, address, or party affiliation is submitted.
  • A temporary or permanent polling place change is made.
  • During a countywide mailer to voters from the Elections Department.

Sample Voter Information Card

Front of Card
Voter Information Card (front)
Back of Card
Voter Information Card (back)

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Restoring of Rights After Felony Conviction

The Florida Executive Clemency Board considers, but does not limit itself, to the following factors when determining whether to restore voting privileges after a felony conviction:

  • The nature and circumstances of the offense
  • Prior and subsequent criminal record, including traffic offenses
  • Employment history
  • Mental health, drug or alcohol issues
  • Domestic violence issues
  • Letters submitted in support of, or in opposition to, the granting of Executive Clemency

For inquiries regarding the restoration of civil rights, visit the Office of Executive Clemency for information and forms on the restoration of rights following a felony conviction or call 850-488-2952.

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Moving within Miami-Dade County or from another Florida county

Miami-Dade County registered voters can request address changes online.

County voters, or voters moving to Miami-Dade from another Florida county, can request address changes through the Elections Department via:

You will need to provide your full name, new residence and mailing address, date of birth and, as an option, telephone number.

Voters moving to Miami-Dade from another Florida county can also submit a Voter Registration Application  (in Spanish ) to the Miami-Dade Elections Department by mail at: 

Supervisor of Elections
Attn: Registration Division
PO BOX 521550
MIAMI, FL 33152

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Political party or name changes

Miami-Dade County registered voters can request political party and name changes online.

Party changes can also be made by submitting a signed written notice that contains the date of birth. A change to a voter's party affiliation must be made 29 days before an election, if the election is for the purpose of nominating a political party nominee.

Name changes can be made by submitting a signed written notice that contains the date of birth or voter registration number.

Submit changes via:

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Signature updates

Miami-Dade County registered voters can request a signature update online. Check off the "signature update" box at the top of the application. It is important to update your signature as it may change over the years.

If you are unable to sign your name due to a disability, a mark may be used such as an "X." This ensures that any petition or absentee ballot signed by you will match the signature that we have on file provided you continue to use the same mark. In case you decide to vote by absentee ballot, be sure to submit your signature update at least 15 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote.

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Third-party registration

Before soliciting or collecting voter registration applications, third-party voter registration organizations must now register with the state. For more information, visit the Florida Division of Elections website.

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Address confidentiality

The Office of the Attorney General administers the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). This program was established in recognition that persons attempting to escape from actual or threatened domestic violence frequently establish new addresses in order to prevent their assailants or probable assailants from finding them.

The purpose of the statute is to enable state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing the location of a victim of domestic violence. All ACP participants over the age of 18 and eligible to register to vote may vote as Protected Records Voters. As a Protected Records Voter they can participate in national, state, and local elections without endangering the confidentiality of their location.

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Public records exemption

Eligible public officials may request to have address information on their voter registration record exempt from public view.

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