MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) – Time is running out if you want to cast you ballot in the November election but still haven’t registered to vote.
Tuesday, October 9th, is the deadline.
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.
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Those interested in registering to vote can go to any driver’s license bureau, library or state public assistance agency. In Broward, most locations will be open until 7 p.m. In Miami-Dade, many locations will be open until midnight to accept new registration.
Perhaps the easiest way to register is to go your county’s Elections Department website and click on “Register to Vote.” After completing the online form, print it and turn it in at one of locations list above or mail it in. It must be postmarked by Oct. 9th.
Click here for more information on how to register to vote in Miami-Dade County.
Click here for more information on how to register to vote in Broward County.
Click here for more information on how to register to vote in Monroe County.
Statewide Democrats have been surging in voter registration for some time, out-registering Republicans in each of the last eight months. While the Division of Elections hasn’t released September voter registration statistics, the parties know how many people registered in each one, and Democrats last week were trumpeting the fact that they registered more than 18,000 more voters in September than Republicans.
Hispanics are a big part of the equation: Democrats now have a roughly 30 percentage point advantage in Hispanics in a state where Latino registration used to be more likely to be Republican. Hispanic Democrats not only outnumber Hispanic Republicans but there are also more Hispanic independents than Hispanic Republicans.
As of August, the state had about 4.6 million registered Democrats to 4.1 million registered Republicans. Another 2.4 million are registered with no party affiliation and about 328,000 are in minor parties.
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The News Service of Florida contributed to this report