How to Vote

It's election year, and we need you and your friends to be ready to vote! First, here are important dates to remember.


Check your polling location and voter registration information here

Get registered to vote

If you're not registered, you must be

  • at least 18-years-old (pre-registration begins at 16),
  • a citizen of the United States,
  • registered at least 29 days before the election in which you wish to vote.

You can register in person at the following locations:

When you register to vote, an actual residence address is required by law. If you provide a mailing service address, P.O. Box, or business address, the application will not be accepted, and can cause your registration to be declined and/or not processed in time for an election. P.O. Box and other business addresses can be accepted as a mailing address only, and not as a residential address.

For more information, call the Elections Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 305-499-8363.

You may also register using the Voter Registration Application. Print out the application, complete it, sign it, and send the original version to:

Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 521550
Miami, FL 33152

Be Prepared to Vote - Identification Required

When voting at any voting location, whether at an early voting site or on Election Day, be sure to bring a current and valid identification that contains your name, photograph and signature. This identification is required. While it is not required that you bring your voter information card to the polling place on Election Day, it will expedite your check-in process. You may also bring your sample ballot so you are prepared to make your choices in the privacy booth. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • State of Florida Driver's License
  • ID Card issued by the State of Florida
  • U. S. Passport
  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement Center ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • If you do not have a valid and current identification, you may be asked to vote using a provisional ballot.

Requesting a vote-by-mail ballot

Voting-by-mail is the easiest form of voting. It is safe and convenient. We encourage all Democrats to sign-up for vote-by-mail.

Any registered voter eligible to vote may request an vote-by-mail ballot online. A vote-by-mail ballot can also be requested by email, fax, telephone or in writing at the following:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 305-499-8401
  • Telephone: 305-499-8444
    TTY Number: 305-499-8480
  • Mail:
    Supervisor of Elections
    Attn: Vote-by-Mail Ballot Section
    PO BOX 521250
    MIAMI, FL 33152

Restoration of Rights

In Florida, a convicted felon cannot vote, serve on a jury, or hold public office until civil rights have been restored. This is not an automatic process. You must contact the Office of Executive Clemency at 1-800-435-8286 or email [email protected] You may also visit their website here:

Early Voting Locations

Early Voting for the General Election starts 10/24 through 11/06 at thirty (30) convenient locations across Miami-Dade County. You can vote at any of these locations.


Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Peacock Education Center in the Knight Concert Hall (East side of Biscayne Blvd)

Arcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7TH Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

Betty T. Ferguson Community Center
3000 NW 199TH Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Carrie P. Meek Senior & Cultural Center
1350 NW 50TH Street, Miami, FL 33142

Coral Gables Branch Library
3443 Segovia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Coral Reef Branch Library
9211 SW 152ND Street, Miami, FL 33157

Elections Department (Main Office)
2700 NW 87TH Avenue, Doral, FL 33172

Historic Garage
3250 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
Same property as the old Museum of Science
(as you enter on the right hand side)

Homestead Community Center
(William F. “Bill” Dickinson Community Center)
1601 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

International Mall Branch Library
10315 NW 12TH Street, Doral, FL 33172

John F. Kennedy Library
190 W. 49TH Street, Hialeah, FL 33012

Kendall Branch Library
9101 SW 97TH Avenue, Miami, FL 33176

Kendale Lakes Branch Library
15205 SW 88TH Street, Miami, FL 33196

Lemon City Branch Library
430 NE 61ST Street, Miami, FL 33137

Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Lakes Community Center
(Mary Collins Community Center)
15151 NW 82ND Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33016

Model City Branch Library (Caleb Center)
2211 NW 54TH Street, Miami, FL 33142

Naranja Branch Library
14850 SW 280TH Street, Homestead, FL 33032

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183RD Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132ND Street, North Miami, FL 33161

North Shore Branch Library
7501 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch Library
2930 Aventura Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180

Palmetto Bay Branch Library
17641 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Pinecrest Branch Library
5835 SW 111TH Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Shenandoah Branch Library
2111 SW 19TH Street, Miami, FL 33145

South Dade Regional Library
10750 SW 211TH Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Stephen P. Clark Government Center
(Elections Branch Office)
111 NW 1ST Street (Lobby), Miami, FL 33128

West Dade Regional Library
9445 SW 24TH Street, Miami, FL 33165

West End Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Boulevard, Miami, FL 33196

West Miami Community Center
901 SW 62ND Avenue, West Miami, FL 33144