The act of voting is a defining moment, one that allows your voice to be heard on the Federal, State and Local level. The Primary Election will be held on August 26, 2014. You must register to vote today, in order to participate in this important election.
In order to register, you must:
· be 18 years of age or older (pre-registration begins at 16);
· be a U.S. citizen;
· be a permanent resident of Miami-Dade County. There is no specific time requirement to live in Miami-Dade County to be considered a permanent resident.
Please also note that Florida is a closed primary state. This means that only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party’s candidate. The August 26th Primary Election ballot is not confined to party-specific races, there are nonpartisan races applicable to all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation. Anyone interested in changing their party affiliation for this election must do so by today.
“All Miami-Dade County registered voters are encouraged to vote in this election,” said Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.
At this point, those interested in registering to vote or make a political party change have two options:
· Visit the Elections Department website www.iamelectionready.org and click on “Register to Vote.” After completing the online form, it must be printed, signed, and mailed to the Elections Department at:
Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 521550
Miami, Florida 33152
This form MUST be postmarked by July 28 to be accepted as valid for this election.
· Another option is to hand deliver the application to our office. The Miami-Dade County Elections Department will remain open until midnight tonight to afford every possible opportunity to the residents of Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade Elections Department
2700 NW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
In addition, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department Voter Information Center will be accepting applications until 5 p.m.
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128 (Lobby, adjacent to West elevators)
Go to www.iamelectionready.org to print a voter registration form, confirm your voting location on Election Day, view your sample ballot, and much more. You can also call 305-499-VOTE (8683). For TTY, call 305-499-8480.