MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Monday is the last day to register to vote in the August 26th primary election.

In order to register to vote, residents must:

  • be 18 years or older (pre-registration begins at 16);
  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be 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.

The Primary Election not only has party-specific races, but also nonpartisan races that are applicable to all registered voters—regardless of party affiliation.

The highest-profile primary pits former Gov. Charlie Crist and former Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich in seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. Also, Democrats George Sheldon and Perry Thurston will compete to become the party’s nominee for attorney general.

Down the ballot, primaries will decide the winners of various elected offices through the state.

The registration to vote in the November general election is October 6th.

The most convenient option for those interested in registering or changing their political party should visit the Elections Department website at 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

In order for the form to be valid for this election it must be postmarked by July 28.

Another option is to hand deliver the application to the office—which is closed over the weekend. However, the office will remain open until midnight on July 28th.

Miami-Dade Elections Department

2700 NW 87 Avenue

Miami, Fl 33172

A number of other locations provide and accept voter registration applications during regular business hours:

  • Miami-Dade Elections Department Voter Information Center until 5pm

(Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street)

  • Public libraries
  • Most city, town and village halls
  • State public assistance agencies
  • Florida Driver License Bureaus

In Broward, Click Here to download a voter registration application and locations where you can register to vote in person.



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