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All Voting Locations in Miami-Dade County Open For Voting

Voters have until 7:00 p.m. to cast their ballot

MIAMI (March 15, 2016)

As of 7:00 a.m., all voting locations in Miami-Dade County are open and welcoming voters.

More than 200,000 voters have already cast ballots during Early Voting and via a Vote by Mail Ballot.

Voters who plan to vote in person today should keep the following points in mind:

  • 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 voting location on Election Day, which can be found on their Voter Information Card, by going to the Elections Department website, or by calling 311.
  • Polls are open until 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. 

Those voters who requested a Vote by Mail Ballot and have not yet returned it to our office may deliver their ballot in person no later than 7:00 p.m. today to one of our two authorized locations:

  • Elections Main Office (2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172)
  • Elections Downtown Office (111 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida 33128)

A a reminder, State law requires the voter to sign the outside of their Vote by Mail envelope. Remember to sign INSIDE the red box on the back of the envelope. It is important that the signature on the voter certificate matches the signature we have on record.

For more information, please call 311 or visit  Voters may track their Vote by Mail, view their customized sample ballot, confirm their voting location on Election Day, and much more. Voters may also call 305-499-VOTE (8683). For TTY, call 305-499-8480.