TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The November Election is right around the corner and time is running out if you haven’t registered to vote.

The registration deadline is Monday, October 6, 2014.

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Republicans and Democrats are trying to mobilize supporters, particularly because of the hard-fought race for governor.

As of the Aug. 26 primary elections, Florida had about 11.8 million registered voters, with Democrats holding a registration edge of about 450,000 over Republicans.

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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 or Broward County..

“Registering to vote is the first step to ‘Be Election Ready’ and have a voice in important issues affecting you and your community,” stated Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.

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