Last week voters received an official piece of mail that looks like this and states: “Important information from the Miami-Dade Elections Department. If you want to continue voting by mail, you MUST RENEW YOUR REQUEST by returning this the form, submitting your request online, or calling us.”
Ahead of the 2024 elections new voting laws have gone into effect. Instituted by Governor DeSantis every single voter in the state of Florida has to re-apply for the right to vote-by-mail via a paper form, an on-line application, or a phone call to the Department of Elections in the county they reside in. To have the option to vote by mail in Miami-Dade,
- fill out and return your pre-addressed form – no postage required. OR
- renew online at IamElectionReady.org (click on Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot today). OR
- call the Elections Department at 305.499.8444 to renew your application.
Voting by Mail is a safe and convenient tool to participate in democracy. A Vote by Mail application does NOT obligate voters to vote by mail, but offers the option in case of unexpected travel, illness or other challenges making voting in person difficult.
Voters receive their ballot 3-4 weeks prior to elections allowing time and opportunity to inform themselves about candidates and amendments.