Be Ready To Vote

This November, Miami-Dade has super important elections happening, and your voice matters. Miami-Dade is our home, and if you are able to vote, now is the time to get ready, select your candidates, and make your plan!

What’s Your Plan To Vote?

There are three ways to vote: Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting (October 19 – November 1), and voting on Election Day (November 3).


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To make sure you can vote safely from home, sign up for a vote-by-mail ballot at as soon as possible – it takes just a few minutes and will ensure that no matter what the pandemic brings, you can cast your ballot this year. 

  • You can request a vote-by-mail ballot be sent to you up until 5 p.m. on the 10th day before any election
  • The ballot must be returned and arrive at the elections department by 7 p.m. on election day (it can also be dropped off at an early voting site, drop box, or returned by designee – see your options here).
  • Make sure to sign your ballot with the same signature as you have on your Voter Registration’s card, this is how they verify 
  • USPS recommends vote by mail be mailed at least a week in advance to ensure it will be arrive by Election Day. If it is a week before the election and you still have your vote by mail ballot, we recommend to drop it off or vote in person
  • In Miami-Dade postage is prepaid by the Elections Department.
  • You can track your ballot at the Miami-Dade Elections website here to make sure it has been received. 
  • Find our more details about voting by mail in Florida here

Voting In Person

  • You can check your registration status and find your election day polling location here.
  • Find the 33 Early Voting locations available October 19 – November 1, including Miami Dade College North, Miami Dade College Kendall, and Florida International University here. Any Miami-Dade voter can vote at any of the 33 locations.
  • The polls are open from 7am to 7pm for Early Voting and Election Day.
  • Remember, if you wait to vote on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned precinct close to where you are registered.
  • You will need identification with your name, picture and signature to vote early or on Election Day, and get free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID here.

Restoration of Voting Rights for Returning Citizens

If you are a returning citizen who had their right to vote revoked due to prior felony status, your voting rights may have been restored. Contact the Office of Executive Clemency at 850-488-2952 to begin the process of voter rights restoration; check with the County Clerk about your charges and fees owed. If you need help paying fees, reach out to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Voter Registration

The voter registration deadline for the November 3rd General Election is October 5th, register at – where you can also update your address, your party affiliation and check your current status.