Take 5 minutes to register to vote or confirm your registration.  You must update your voter registration if you’ve moved.  Deadline: October 5, 2020.  You can also check whether your mailed or dropped-off vote by mail ballot has been received by clicking this button.

If you decide to request a vote by mail ballot (which we recommend), make sure your signature on file is updated at least every 5 years.  Click the button to download and print the form, which must be sent by mail to the Supervisor of Elections.  Deadline: October 5, 2020.  We also recommend also that you take a photo of your signed form to remind yourself of the way you signed this form, so you can sign your mail ballot the same way.  The form is also available in Español and Kréyol.

Request a vote by mail ballot online by clicking the blue box, or by calling the Miami-Dade Elections Department at (305) 499-8444.  You can decide later whether you prefer to vote in person or to use your vote by mail ballot.  We strongly recommend that you request a vote by mail ballot because it’s better to have options.  Deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, October 23, 2020 — but don’t wait, because you likely won’t have enough time to receive and return the ballot to the Elections Department by the deadline of 7:00 PM on Election Day.

Please vote during the 2-week early voting period == every day from Monday, October 19 – Sunday November 1, 2020, from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  CLICK HERE for a list of the 33 locations in Miami=Dade County.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL ELECTION DAY!  Remember to take valid photo ID.  If possible, also take your vote by mail ballot so elections officials can exchange it for a regular ballot.  Even if you forget to bring it, you will be permitted to vote on a provisional ballot (to ensure no one votes twice in the same election).  If you requested a vote by mail ballot but did not receive it, let the elections officials know.
IF YOU ARE PREVENTED FROM VOTING FOR ANY REASON OR YOUR VOTING STATUS IS CHALLENGED, IMMEDIATELY CALL THE ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINE AT 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Vote by mail CORRECTLY:
— Sign the outside of the ballot envelope
— Write your phone number LEGIBLY on the outide of the ballot envelope, so election officials can call you if there’s a problem with your ballot
— Drop off your ballot at an early voting site, at the Elections Department in Doral, or at the Elections Department branch office in Downtown Miami
— If you have no other option, try to mail your ballot by Tuesday, October 20, 2020, which is 2 weeks before Election Day.

Despite the 2018 passage of Amendment 4, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appealed a District Court’s ruling that would have allowed many returning citizens to vote. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled September 4th that people with felony convictions will have to pay fines and fees before being allowed to vote.  The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice have been in court at all levels of the initial judgment and at both levels of appeal, defending our right to vote in this case.

We recommend that Florida citizens who have a felony record contact the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition at 1-877-MY-VOTE-0  (1-877-698-6830) weekdays between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM or go to the FRRC website at FloridaRRC.com. to help you determine next steps. 

THIS IS WHY EVERYONE NEEDS TO VOTE, NOT ONLY IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS!  

ELECTIONS FOR GOVERNOR IN FLORIDA ARE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS IN WHICH THERE IS NO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  IF YOU CAN VOTE, VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T.

South Dade NAACP with FRRC's Desmond Meade