Hey Miami: Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Primary has begun

Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary in Miami-Dade County started on Monday, March 2. You can vote early at any early voting location in Miami-Dade County. Are you Election Ready? You can see a full list of early voting locations below. Here are the dates and times:

  • Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6 (7 am to 3 pm)
  • Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 8 (8 am to 4 pm)
  • Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13 (11 am to 7 pm)
  • Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15 (8 am to 4 pm)

Or you can wait to weigh in on the Democratic Party's nominee for president on Tuesday, March 17. 

Because Florida is a closed primary state, only registered Democrats will be able to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary. If you're registered with any party other than the Florida Democratic Party or as a no party affiliated (NPA) voter, the deadline has passed to change your party affiliation, but you may want to update to participate in local primaries in August.

If you want to receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the Presidential Preference Primary, make sure to request one here by March 7.

If you're already registered to vote as a Democrat, then you're all set—but don't stop there!

Because Vote-By-Mail ballots were printed some time ago, they include the names of some candidates who are no longer running for president. As of March 2, 2020, the following candidates are still in the race for president:

  • Joe Biden
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Elizabeth Warren

And of course, two days before the Florida primary election, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party will be holding our Blue Forum and Fair. There will be booths for meet and greets with Democratic candidates and organizations that share our values; as well as food and a cash bar. Later in the day, there will be a Mayoral Forum featuring several Democratic candidates for county mayor.

We will be seeing many more presidential candidates in Florida at this time, so stay tuned for details about special guests at this convention.

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Blue Forum & Fair - March 15, 2020

UPDATE:

Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in large groups, this event has been indefinitely postponed. Please stay tuned for further details.

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Two days before the Florida primary election, Democrats from across Miami-Dade will gather in the city of Doral, the same city of Donald Trump's luxury golf resort he has suggested for the next G7 summit.

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party will be holding our Blue Forum and Fair. There will be booths for meet and greets with Democratic candidates and organizations that share our values; as well as food and a cash bar. Later in the day, there will be a Mayoral Forum featuring several Democratic candidates for county mayor.

We will be seeing many more presidential candidates in Florida, so stay tuned for details about special guests at this convention.

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Florida Bar Opens Investigation Following Miami-Dade Democratic Party Complaint Against Rep. Matt Gaetz

Florida Bar officials state "A file has been opened."

Miami, FL: Responding to an official complaint against U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz from the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, the Florida Bar stated that it is "aware of the issue you reported and is taking appropriate measures. A file has been opened."

The response stems from a complaint filed by Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Steve Simeonidis accusing Rep. Gaetz, a (future former) Florida lawyer, of improper, unethical and unprofessional behavior. The complaint specifically references when Gaetz broke into a secure, compartmented information facility during the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings.

"I am pleased to see that the Florida Bar is taking this matter seriously and that a file has been opened into Gaetz's unprofessional, unethical and improper behavior. Gaetz’s actions are a danger to national security and an embarrassment to Floridians and we hope this investigation will have a swift and just conclusion."

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Miami-Dade Democratic Party Denounces Castro Regime in Strongest Possible Terms

Miami, FL: Miami, FL: Today, Steve Simeonidis, chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party issued the following statement: “The Miami-Dade Democratic Party denounces the Castro regime in the strongest possible terms.”

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Miami-Dade Democrats Register Hundreds of Voters in Run-Up to the Presidential Primary

February 20, 2020 Newsletter

With less than one month to go until Florida votes in our Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, the Miami-Dade Democrats continued our extensive Voter Registration efforts this past weekend. Florida has closed primaries, and so we encouraged as many voters as possible to register with the Florida Democratic Party by February 18 so they can have a voice in Florida’s March 17 Presidential Preference Primary. Our trained Voter Registration volunteers helped hundreds of people register to vote or switch their party affiliation to the Democratic Party.

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