Countdown to November 4 General Election
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Print this tip sheet and take it with you to the polling location and Be Election Ready!
When voting at any voting location, whether at an early voting site or on Election Day, be sure to bring a current and valid identification that contains your name, photograph and signature. Acceptable forms of identification include:
Florida Driver's License
Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
United States Passport
Debit or credit card
Retirement center identification
Public assistance identification
Neighborhood Association identification
The identification at the polls is used solely to confirm the voter's identity – not to verify the voter's ID number or address.
The photo on the ID is compared to the person standing before the poll worker and the signature is matched against the signature that the voter puts on the precinct register when he or she signs in to vote. For more details, refer to the 2008 memorandum sent to the Florida Supervisors of Elections regarding voter addresses.
If you do not have a valid and current identification, you may be asked to vote using a provisional ballot.
Please remember to bring your Voter Information Card with you to vote. While it is not mandatory, it may help expedite your voting experience.
If you recently registered to vote and find that your name is not in the registration book, do not leave. First, ask an elections poll worker if there is a supplemental registration list. Second, ask the election workers to call the Miami-Dade County Elections office and issue you a provisional ballot.
Precincts in Miami-Dade County are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
When voting on a paper ballot, be sure to completely fill in the oval next to the candidate of your choice.
Be sure to review both sides of your ballot page(s) before casting your vote on the optical scanner to ensure your choices are accurate.
- Read more in the Voter Information Guide
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