MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the August Primary a little less than two weeks away, Miami-Dade’s elections department has a few suggestions for those planning to mail in their ballot.
First, deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by 5 p.m.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
After they are completed, ballots can mailed back (postage paid by Miami-Dade County) or dropped off in person at the following locations:
Elections Department Headquarters
2700 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33172
Elections Department Satellite Office at County Hall (1st Floor)
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, Florida 33128
Voters can no longer drop off completed absentee ballots at Early Voting locations. They can, however, surrender thier ballot there and vote at an Early Voting location.READ MORE: Assisted Living Facility In Lauderhill May Lose License After Woman Dies
For anyone who forgets to sign the outside envelope of their absentee ballot, Florida law now allows them to submit an affidavit to cure the unsigned absentee ballot. The affidavit must be completed and submitted to the Elections Department along with a copy of your valid and current identification by 5 p.m. on the day before the election, Monday, August 25, 2014.
Click Here for the affidavit and additional instructions.
Florida law now prohibits the Elections Department from issuing absentee ballots at Elections Headquarters on Election Day, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, unless the voter executes an affidavit affirming an emergency preventing the voter from going to their assigned polling place.
For more information on how to be election ready, please call 3-1-1 or visit www.iamelectionready.org. Voters may request and track their absentee ballot, view their customized sample ballot, and much more. Voters may also call 305-499-VOTE (8683).MORE NEWS: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
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