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More Miami-Dade County voters participated before Election Day than ever before

MIAMI (November 07, 2016)

More than 763,000 voters in Miami-Dade County have already cast their ballot in the November 8th General Election via Mail Ballot or at an Early Voting site, accounting for 55% voter participation before the polls open on Election Day.

To date, 267,000 Mail Ballots have been received, and 475,000 voters cast their ballot during the 14-day Early Voting period with minimal wait times overall.  These figures have exceeded prior daily and cumulative totals, making this the highest participation prior to Election Day in the history of Miami-Dade County. 

"I am pleased to see Miami-Dade voters come out in record numbers for this election, and that we were able to serve them with minimal wait times. Now we shift our focus to making Election Day a success and I look forward to setting new records again tomorrow," said Supervisor of Elections Christina White.

Anyone with a Mail Ballot in hand has until 7:00 pm tomorrow to submit it to our office to be considered valid.  Voters who plan to cast their ballot on Election Day are encouraged to review their customized sample ballot to prepare in advance of heading to the polls.  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.  Additionally, they must bring a valid and current identification that contains a photo and their signature.

For more information, please visit http://www.iamelectionready.org or call 311.