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The March 15 Primary Election is just days away

Eligible voters have three convenient ways to vote in this election

MIAMI (March 11, 2016)

Florida is a Closed Primary State, which means that only registered Republican and Democratic voters are eligible to vote for their party’s presidential candidates in the March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election. 

With the election just days away, the Miami-Dade Elections Department would like to remind voters that there are three convenient ways to vote: by returning your Vote by Mail Ballot, visiting an Early Voting site open through Sunday, or voting at your assigned voting location on Election Day.

Vote by Mail

More than 108,000 voters have already participated in this election by mail.  Remember that:

  • Completed ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to be accepted as valid. 
  • Return by mail or in person to Elections Main Office (2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172) or Elections Downtown Office (111 NW 1st Street, Lobby, Miami, FL 33128).
  • No postage is necessary for countywide elections.
  • Remember to sign INSIDE the red box on the back of your return ballot envelope.
  • Your signature on the Voter Certificate must match the signature we have on record.
  • Do not give your ballot to anyone who has not been properly authorized per Section 12-14 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Vote Early

More than 54,000 voters have already taken advantage of Early Voting.  Voters who wish to participate in this election via Early Voting have until this Sunday, March 13, 2016 to cast their ballot at one of the 20 Early Voting locations conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County.  The schedule, locations, and wait times may be found online.

Vote on Election Day

Voters who wish to participate in this election on Tuesday must go to their assigned voting location between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Your voting location may have changed, so confirm where to vote before heading to the polls by calling 3-1-1 or visiting