Instead of mailing your ballot, drop it off! With just 8 days left for the August Primary Election, we do not recommend mailing in your Vote-By-Mail ballot (ballots must be received by 7pm on August 18). Instead, we recommend you take your completed ballot (in its sealed, SIGNED envelope), and drop it off at a secure drop box outside any Early Voting site during Early Voting hours (click here for hours and locations). Bring your ID with you. Drop boxes are drive-up and are safe.
Of course, if you cannot get to an Early Voting location, put your ballot in the mail today to ensure it has plenty of time to arrive by August 18!
And, don’t forget, even if you’ve requested a vote-by-mail ballot, you can still vote in person at an Early Voting site, or on Election Day at your precinct.
FULL LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS AND INFO
- OPEN AND REVIEW YOUR BALLOT ASAP!
Don’t wait! Take time now to learn about the candidates and get your ballot mailed back EARLY!
Click this link to learn which candidates are endorsed by the Miami-Dade Democratic party: www.VoteForDemocrats.miami
- SIGN THE BACK OF THE RETURN ENVELOPE!
After you’ve carefully marked your ballot (filling in circles completely with a dark colored pen), finish voting by placing your ballot into the “secrecy envelope” and then into the return envelope. Seal the return envelope and sign in the box provided on the back of the envelope. Your vote will not be counted without that signature. DON’T FORGET TO SIGN!
- PROVIDE YOUR CONTACT INFO ON THE ENVELOPE
Fill in your email address and phone number in the space provided on the envelope so that the Elections Department can inform you of any problem with your ballot. This will save time and ensure that you get the information while there is still time to get your vote counted!
IF IT IS WITHIN 10 DAYS OF ELECTION DAY, DO NOT DROP IN THE MAIL! Ballots not RECEIVED by 7pm on Election Day will not be counted.
Instead use the mail ballot secure drop-box* at Early Voting locations around the county.
MAILING BACK EARLY MEANS MORE TIME TO ENSURE YOUR VOTE IS COUNTED!
*NOTE: Drop boxes are only available at Early Voting locations – NOT at your precinct on Election Day.
- CONFIRM YOUR BALLOT WAS RECEIVED AND COUNTED
Go to: www.CheckMyBallot.miami to see your voter file. There, it will show that your mail ballot was requested, then mailed to you by the Elections Department, marked as received, and finally, that your vote was counted. If you voted in-person, it will also indicate where and when you cast your vote. (NOTE: The system may take a day or two to update.)
- FIX YOUR BALLOT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM
If you get an email or call from the Elections Department, or you check your ballot online (www.CheckMyBallot.miami) and you see a message regarding a missing or mismatched signature, follow the instructions to get the issue “cured” before Election Day. Changes in the law now give you until 2 days after Election Day to cure a mail ballot. Don’t wait. Be proactive!
Call the Florida Democratic Party Voter Hotline if you need help: 833-VOTE-FLA.
Christopher and the Vote From Home Team
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