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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you live in Miami-Dade and plan to cast your ballot in this August’s Primary Election but haven’t registered to vote yet, time is running out.

“In order to participate in this important election, you must be a registered voter, and the deadline of July 16 is quickly approaching,” said Penelope Townsley, Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections.

To register to vote you at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a a permanent resident of Miami-Dade County. There is no specific time requirement to live in Miami-Dade County to be considered a permanent resident.

July 16th is also the deadline for anyone interested in changing their political party affiliation. Since Florida is a closed primary state, it is important for voters to know what party they are registered as.

The easiest way to register to vote is go to the Elections Department website and click on “Register to Vote.” After completing the online form, it must be printed, signed, and mailed to the Elections Department at:

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

This form MUST be postmarked by July 16th to be accepted as valid for this election.

Voters who wish to change their party affiliation can do so online by following the instructions above or by simply submitting a signed written notice that contains the date of birth or voter registration number by email or fax to:

register@miamidade.gov
Fax: 305-499-8371
Residents may also register to vote or change their party affiliation at a number of locations during regular business hours including:

Two Miami-Dade Elections Department Offices by 5pm
(2700 NW 87 Avenue or Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street)
Public libraries

Most city, town and village halls

State public assistance agencies

Florida Driver License Bureaus

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