Media Contact:
English Media Contact: Christina White
Spanish Media Contact: Carolina Lopez

Today is the Registration Deadline for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election

MIAMI (February 16, 2016)

If you haven’t registered to vote yet, and want to vote in the upcoming Primary Election, today is the deadline.

To register, residents must:

  • be 18 years or older (pre-registration begins at 16);
  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a permanent resident of Miami-Dade County. There is no specific time requirement to live in Miami-Dade County to be considered a permanent resident.

Since Florida is a Closed Primary State, voters must be a registered member a political party in order to vote for that party's candidates in a primary election. Anyone interested in changing their party affiliation for this election must do so by today’s deadline as well.

To register or make a party change, please visit the Elections Department website and print a Voter Registration Application today. Submit the completed form:

In person (recommended)

Our offices will be open today as follows:

  • The Elections Main Office in Doral (2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172) will remain open 8:00 am – 12:00 am (midnight) for voter convenience.
  • The Elections Branch Office in Downtown Miami (Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby, 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL 33128) will be open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

By mail
The completed form may be mailed in to the Elections Department
Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 521550
Miami, Florida 33152

It must be postmarked no later than today to be accepted as valid for this election.

“Since only registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible to vote on presidential candidates in this election, I encourage all voters to confirm their eligibility before heading to the polls,” stated Christina White, Supervisor of Elections Designee.

Go to to print a voter registration form, confirm your eligibility in this election, view your current Election Day voting location, and much more. You may also call 305-499-VOTE (8683). For TTY, call 305-499-8480