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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida voters have started to head to the polls for early voting in three cities, with a fourth to begin on Thursday.

In Miami Beach, early voting in the general election begins at noon Monday at two locations:

  • Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive
  • North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
  • Hours:  Noon-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29-30.

In Miami Beach, Steve Berke, Matti Herrera Bower, Dave Crystal and Laura Rivero Levey are in the mayoral race. The general election is November 1st.

Early voting got underway Saturday for Hialeah and the City of Miami.

In Hialeah, early voting in the primary and special elections runs daily through Oct. 29. Here are the locations and times. 

  • John F. Kennedy Library, 190 W. 49th St.
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 28-29
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday

The big race in Hialeah involves political newcomer George Castro, former state Senator Rudy Garcia, Mayor Carlos Hernandez and former Mayor Raul Martinez who are also running for Mayor.

In the City of Miami, early voting in the general municipal election runs through Oct. 29 at five locations:

  • Allapattah Branch Library, 1799 NW 35th St.
  • Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr.
  • Lemon City Branch Library, 430 NE 61st St.
  • Stephen P. Clark Center, Lobby, 111 NW First St.
  • West Flagler Branch Library, 5050 W. Flagler St.
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

In Miami, there are two key commission races.  Wilfredo ‘Willy’ Gort and Shawn Selleck are vying for the District 1 seat.

District 2 candidates include Williams Alfred Armbrister Sr., Kate Callahan, Donna Milo, Michelle Melin Niemeyer and Marc Sarnoff. District 4’s unopposed candidate is Francis Suarez.

The City of Homestead will begin its early voting on Thursday, October 27th at 11:00 a.m. through Saturday at Homestead City Hall, 790 N. Homestead Blvd.  Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28th, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29th.

In the Homestead mayoral race, Steven Bateman is running against Steve Losner while Jon Burgess is running against Judy Waldman for Vice-Mayor. There’s also a Council Seat up for grabs. Alejandro Andrickson and Patricia Fairclough-McCormick are both running for Council Seat 6.

Homestead and Miami Beach’s general elections are set for November 1, along with Hialeah primary and special elections and Miami general municipal election. Notably, Hialeah’s general election and Miami Beach’s run-off election is set for November 15.

COMPLETE ELECTION INFORMATION IN CBS4’S SPECIAL ELECTION SECTION

Voters may request an absentee ballot for all elections they are eligible for. The ballot can be requested online or by calling 305-499-8444. For additional information, including a sample ballot and polling place list, visit the Miami-Dade Elections Department website at www.miamidade.gov/elections or call 3-1-1.

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