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Absentee ballots mailed out to over 187,000 residents. (Source: Miami-Dade County)

Absentee Ballots For Primary Elections Mailed Out In Miami-Dade County

Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots will be showing up in Miami-Dade County voters mailboxes over the next few days.

07/29/2014

Absentee ballots (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s New Absentee Ballot Directive Gets Pushback

A statewide directive dealing with absentee ballots is rankling some election supervisors in Florida.

12/03/2013

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Deadline To Register To Vote For Sun Life Renovation Is Monday

The ink is still drying on the agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Miami Dolphins to send a stadium renovation deal to the voters, but if you want to have a chance to vote in the special election, you have precious little time to make sure you’re registered to vote.

CBS Miami–04/12/2013

Long lines at a polling precinct in Little Havana on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. (Source: CBS4 Viewer/John Vishak)

M-D Election Officials: Future Wait Times Will Be Under 1 Hour

The bar for election wait times has been raised: one hour.

CBS4–02/02/2013

Long lines at a polling precinct in Little Havana on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. (Source: CBS4 Viewer/John Vishak)

State Officials Meet To Discuss Miami-Dade Election Problems

A special team formed by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner to investigate the problems in last month’s election met Tuesday afternoon in Miami-Dade with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.

CBS4–12/11/2012

Hundreds of voters arrived at the Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters on Sunday after learning they would get another opportunity to request, fill out, and submit last-minute absentee ballots. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Election Emails Describe Chaotic Election Day

As people voted hours after midnight on election night, Miami-Dade county leaders were scrambling to fix what had been days of chaos.

CBS Miami–11/30/2012

US President Barack Obama waves to supporters following his victory speech on election night in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012. Obama swept to re-election, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. (Photo by: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Counties Still Counting Ballots

While Miami-Dade County saw some of the longest lines to vote in the state, the County finished counting its ballots Thursday as other large counties like Palm Beach and Broward continue to try to tally the final vote.

CBS Miami–11/09/2012

Early Voters (Source: CBS4)

Local Leaders Reacts To Florida’s Election Embarrassment

A headline in Thursday’s New York Magazine: “Florida Still Figuring Out That Whole ‘Election’ Thing.”

CBS4–11/08/2012

When Miami-Dade election department workers locked the doors of their Doral headquarters on voters who showed up to vote by absentee ballot on Sunday, anger spread through the line of nearly 200 people and lingered even after voting resumed about an hour later. (Source: CBS4)

Dade Election Officials Are Prepared For Election Day

It was another day of long lines at the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Office in Doral, where voters arrived before dawn to pick up or drop off absentee ballots.

11/05/2012

Hundreds of voters arrived at the Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters on Sunday after learning they would get another opportunity to request, fill out, and submit last-minute absentee ballots. (Source: CBS4)

Chaos & Confusion For Early Voters In Doral On Sunday

Chaos and confusion clouded the final Sunday before Election Day in Miami-Dade County. Since early voting was cut from 14 days to 8 days in Florida for this election, hundreds of voters arrived at the Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters early Sunday after learning they would get another opportunity to request, fill out, and submit last-minute absentee ballots.

CBS4–11/05/2012

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