MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Time is running out if you plan to cast your ballot in the August Primary Election but haven’t registered to vote yet.

Monday is the deadline for voter registration in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.

To register to vote you have to be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of the county where you live.  In Miami-Dade, there is no specific time requirement 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 your county’s Elections Department website and click on “Register to Vote.” After completing the online form, it must be printed, signed, and delivered to the elections department or an approved drop off location; this varies per county.  Forms must be received by close of the business day.

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 the election’s office.

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