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GoVoteMiami wants you to Be Election Ready! Use our portal to quickly find everything you need to know about voting in Miami, Florida. We offer tools and resources to every eligible Miami-Dade voter, public agencies and organizations to integrate voter engagement into their activities and services. Register to vote in Miami – then share it forward!

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The time to register for the Florida Primaries has expired, but you can still register to vote in an upcoming election.

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The time to register for the Florida Primaries has expired, but you can still register to vote in an upcoming election.
  • United States citizens 18 years old or older.
  • Naturalized citizens of the United States aged 18 or older can register to vote immediately after becoming a citizen.
  • In order to register to vote in Miami-Dade County, you must live in Miami-Dade County. There is no required length of time. 

The following people cannot register to vote:

  • Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen.
  • Anyone who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, and has not had their right to vote restored.
  • Anyone convicted of a felony who has not had their civil rights restored.
  • Your Florida driver license (Florida DL) or Florida identification card (Florida ID card) issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
  • The issued date of your Florida DL or Florida ID card; and
  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN4).

Note: If you do not have any of the information above, you will have to print, sign, and then mail or deliver your completed voter registration application to your county Supervisor of Elections’ office.

The deadline to register to vote in a specific upcoming election is 29 days before that election. Since Florida is a closed primary state, wherein only voters who have declared a party affiliation may vote in party primaries, a party change for a primary election must be made by the registration deadline for that election. If the deadline has passed, you can still submit an online application at any time and it will be processed for future elections.

Florida is a “Closed Primary State,” so only voters who have declared a party affiliation may participate in voting for and selecting the candidate of their choice for partisan races like Governor, Senator or Congressperson in a primary election.

Voters who register and declare their party affiliation as Democrat will vote in a Democratic Primary.  Similarly, voters who declare their party affiliation as Republican during their voter registration process will vote in a Republican Primary. 

Voters who declare that they are NPA or No Party Affiliation are not permitted to vote in a party-specific primary election and leave the crucial decision of selecting a candidate to others.

If you're registered but need to make changes

Update Your Voter Registration

To Update your Voter Registration, go to registertovoteflorida.govand click on the tab that says “Register or Update.” Once you have confirmed that you are indeed eligible to vote, it will ask if you are a new registration or an update.  Select Update.  In order to proceed with the update, you will need your Florida Drivers License or Florida ID, the date either was issued and the last 4 digits of your social security number.   Enter the requested digits to prove your identity, and then you may update your address, your name, your signature, and your party affiliation.

Your signature naturally changes over time.  If it has been more than 7 years since you last updated your signature for voter registration, it would be wise to Update Your Voter Registration so your signature matches the one they have on file.

If your signature or identifying mark has changed, please update your signature by downloading the Voter Registration Application, (Espanol) (Kreyol). Voter Registration forms may also be found at any public library, tax collector office or Supervisor of Elections Office.

Signature updates can be made at any time, but they must be received before mail ballots are sent in order to be accepted for an election.

It's time to vote - now what?

Elections | Time to Vote

Voting locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day.

A government issued photo ID is a voter’s best option. If a voter does not have an ID with a picture and signature, there are alternatives to present. Voters can provide a combination of a picture ID AND a signature ID from the approved list below. You might want to take a picture of this list in case this becomes an issue at a polling location.

Before any election it is important to confirm that  you have a valid voter ID. Equally important is to know what form of ID is considered a valid voter ID. When voting in person, whether at an early voting site or at a polling place on Election Day, photo identification is required. Voters must bring a current and valid identification that contains their name, photograph, and signature.

If you do not have a photo ID with your signature, you can combine a PHOTO ID and a SIGNATURE ID from this list below.

Acceptable forms of identification include

  • Florida driver license.
  • Florida identification card issued by the DMV.
  • United States passport.
  • Debit or credit card.
  • Military identification.
  • Student identification.
  • Retirement center identification.
  • Neighborhood association identification.
  • Public assistance identification.
  • Veteran health identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • A license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to § 790.06 F.S.
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.

While it is not required that voters bring their voter information card to the polling place on Election Day, it will expedite the check-in process since a poll worker can quickly find you in the voter database via your voter registration number.

Complete video guide on how to vote by mail from start to finish:

 

GoVoteMiami is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization and a registered third party voter registration organization (3PVRO) registered with the State of Florida

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