Election 101: Voter Registration To Election Day

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s time to have your say in such a contentious presidential election. 

The deadline to register to vote in Florida – a major battleground state –  has passed; therefore, if you did not register to vote by Tuesday, October 18th by 5 p.m. you cannot vote in November.

For those registered to vote,  here’s what you need to know. You can vote by mail or in person either during early voting or on election day.

If you want to vote from the comfort of your own home, you need to request a ballot by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd.

To request an absentee ballot in Miami-Dade click here or here for Broward or here for Monroe counties.

Those who prefer to go in person and want to get it done as soon as possible can take part in early voting.

In Miami-Dade County, early voting goes from Monday, October 24th to Sunday, November 6th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for early voting locations.

In Broward County, early voting is set for Monday, October 24th to Sunday, November 6th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to find early voting locations.

In Monroe County, early voting runs from Monday, October 24th to Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here to find early voting locations.

For those who want to save their voting for Election Day on November 8th, make sure you know where you need to go to cast your ballot by clicking here.

In Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties the polls will remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line by the time the polling place closes, you will be allowed to vote.

To vote, you’ll need to bring a valid ID that has your name, photograph, and signature.

You can bring the following IDs:

  • Florida Driver’s License
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States Passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Neighborhood Association identification

For those who would like to prepare by looking at a sample ballot, click here for Miami-Dade County, here for Broward County and here for Monroe County.

For further information for each county, you can click on the corresponding links: Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe.

For statewide voting information, click here.

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