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Request a Mail Ballot for the August 30, 2016 Primary Election by 5:00 pm today

Voters are encouraged not to delay returning their ballot

MIAMI (August 24, 2016)

More than 241,000 voters in Miami-Dade County have already requested their mail ballot in the August 30, 2016 Primary Election, and over 40% have already returned their completed mail ballot to our office.

For voters who prefer to vote from the comfort of their own home via a Mail Ballot, the request has to be submitted by 5:00 pm today. To do so, voters may call 311, go online, email, or fax 305-499-8401.

The Miami-Dade Elections Department would like to encourage all voters that have received a mail ballot for the August 30, 2016 Primary to not wait until the last minute to return their completed mail ballot to our office. Mail ballots need to be in our possession no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 to be accepted as valid; but there is no reason to wait until the deadline.

Voters are reminded to sign the inside of the white box on the outside of the return ballot envelope; that postage is not necessary for countywide elections; and not to give your ballot to anyone who has not been properly authorized per Section 12-14 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

Voted ballots should be returned to:

  • Miami-Dade Elections Department (Headquarters), 2700 NW 87 Avenue, Miami Florida 33172
  • Miami-Dade Elections Department (Branch Office), 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, Florida  33128

Voters who prefer to vote in person may do so at:

For more information on the three convenient ways to vote in Miami-Dade County and important reminders, please call 311 or visit