On Sunday, March 15th, hours before Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders take the debate stage leading up to the Florida presidential primaries, hundreds of local Democrats will gather in Doral to prepare for flipping Florida blue in 2020. The Miami-Dade Democratic Party will host a Forum and Fair in Doral, ending with a two hour event featuring three leading Democratic candidates for Miami-Dade County Mayor.
With only 2 presidential candidates with a fighting chance to win the nomination, and still close to 1500 delegates needed to win the nomination, Florida’s 219 pledged delegates will play a significant role. Miami-Dade County has over 600,000 Democrats. Their turnout will be critical in deciding both the Democratic nominee, and the eventual winner of Florida’s 29 Electoral College votes in November. Fair attendees will have opportunities to learn how they can support their candidate in the final days, and participate in a preference poll that will be published at the end of the day.Read more
Experienced Voter Turnout Organizer begins this week
Miami, FL: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has hired community organizer and student power network program manager Ariel Sepulveda, as its new Field Director.
An organizing director for several Florida campaigns, Sepulveda grew up in Homestead, Florida before receiving a bachelor of liberal arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Returning to South Florida, she worked as the Organizing Director for Engage Miami where she coordinated voter registration and get out the vote efforts at college campuses and universities throughout Miami for several national, state and local elections.
Patrick Hidalgo was a beloved son, brother, and friend. He was also an entrepreneur, organizer and activist. He passed away Monday, March 2nd, 2020.
Patrick served as the Obama campaign’s Florida Hispanic Vote Director in 2008 and then served as a Presidential Appointee for President Obama for three years, including his last role directing the White House Business Council.Read more
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.Read more
Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in large groups, this event has been indefinitely postponed. Please stay tuned for further details.
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.Read more