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Absentee Ballot Deadline Nears For Special Election

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Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections department on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections department on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade County Special Election is scheduled for next Tuesday, but the deadline to get absentee ballots is a little more than 24 hours away.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30. All absentee ballots must be returned by mail or in person to one of the following two places by November 5th at 7 p.m.

Miami-Dade Elections Department
2700 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

or

Miami-Dade Elections Department
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

The special election asks voters to decide on bonds to fund modernization and improvement of the Jackson Health System along with voters in the cities of Hialeah, Homestead, Miami, and Miami Beach deciding municipal races and questions.

According to the Miami-Dade Elections Department, more than 56,000 absentee ballots have been requested and more than 7,800 voters have early voted. Early voting will end on Sunday.

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