Absentee Ballot Rules for Military/Overseas Citizens & Their Dependents
If you are presently registered to vote in Miami-Dade County:
- According to State Law all requests must contain signature and date of birth for each voter. To process your ballot quickly and accurately, please provide the following information: mailing address, voter registration number, and present residence address. You must be registered where you actually reside which might be different than your "address of record." If you or a family member no longer reside in Miami-Dade County (but intend to return at a later time), let us know so that we may move your information to the Supervisor of Election's Office located at 2700 NW 87th Ave. in Doral.
- The request must be received no later than 5 p.m., six days prior to an election. (Please note that if you reside in another state or country and wait until the last day to request a ballot, there may not be sufficient time to return your ballot by the deadline!)
- The written absentee ballot request or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) can be sent either by:
Attn: Absentee Ballot Section
PO Box 521250
Miami, Florida 33152
Attn: Absentee Ballot Section
If you are not a registered voter in Miami-Dade County and live elsewhere in the US:
- You cannot use your "address of record" in order to become a registered voter if you or a family member does not presently maintain a residence in Miami-Dade County. According to the law, you must register to vote in the United States jurisdiction in which you now reside not Miami-Dade County!
If you or a family member presently maintains a residence in Miami-Dade County, your registration application or FPCA must be received no later than twenty-nine (29) days prior to book closing for that particular election. (An absentee ballot request can be attached to your registration form or sent to our office separately to be received no later than six days prior to the election.)
If you are not a registered voter in Miami-Dade County and reside overseas:
- If you or a family member presently maintains a residence in Miami-Dade County, your registration application or FPCA must be received no later than twenty-nine (29) days prior to book closing for that particular election. You will then become an actual Miami-Dade County voter. (An absentee ballot request can be attached to your registration form or sent to our office separately to be received no later than six days prior to the election.)
- If your last address was Miami-Dade County and you do not presently maintain a residence in Miami-Dade County, you are eligible to receive an "Overseas Citizenâ€™s Ballot" for Federal Elections if the request was made no later than thirty (30) days before the election. If you met the deadline and the ballot does not get to you in time, you are eligible to use a "Federal Write-In Ballot" from your military installation, US Embassy or Consulate. If your request is received here less than thirty days before the election or you never made a request to our office, you are ineligible to use a "Federal Write-In Ballot."
If you have any questions, you may contact Elections at:
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