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Tomorrow is Election Day

Important Reminders For Election Day Voters

MIAMI (March 14, 2016)

The Miami-Dade County Elections Department is “Election Ready.” Poll workers have been trained, equipment has been tested, and Election Day Voting locations have been set up. All sites will be open tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. awaiting voters. 

Close to 200,000 voters have already participated in this election. Over 115,000 have participated via Vote by Mail ballot and almost 83,000 through Early Voting. Voters who have not yet voted should remember the following before heading to the polls tomorrow:

  • Florida is a Closed Primary State, per Florida Law, only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party’s candidates in a primary election. Given the parties’ candidates on the ballot, ONLY registered Republican and Democratic voters are eligible to vote in the March 15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election. In addition, ALL registered voters residing in the municipalities of Miami, Miami Beach and Surfside are eligible to vote on their municipal ballot content.
  • Every voter must go to their assigned precinct on Election Day, which can be found on their Voter Information Card, by going to the Elections Department website, or by calling 3-1-1.
  • Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Voters must bring a valid and current identification that contains a photo and their signature. Acceptable forms of ID include: Florida Driver License, Florida Identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, United States Passport, Debit or Credit Card, Military Identification, Student Identification, Retirement Center Identification, Public Assistance Identification, Neighborhood Association Identification. If the voter does not have ID available, they will be asked to vote a provisional ballot. While the current Voter Information Card is not required to vote, it can help expedite the check-in process, so bringing it is always encouraged. 

For more information, please call 311 or visit www.iamelectionready.org or follow us on social media.  Track your Vote by Mail ballot, view your customized sample ballot, confirm your voting location on Election Day, and much more. You may also call 305-499-VOTE (8683). For TTY, call 305-499-8480.