LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – “Load ‘em up, move ‘em out” was the order of the morning for Broward’s Supervisor of Elections.

On Tuesday, election workers loaded more than 162,000 absentee ballots for the November General Election onto an 18 wheeler at the Supervisor of Elections Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill.  Once loaded and secured, Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and a Broward Sheriff’s deputy escorted it to a U.S. Postal facility in Opa-locka where they will be mailed out.

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Click Here to request an absentee ballot from Broward County.

In Miami-Dade, the elections department mailed out more than 222,000 absentee ballots for the November 4th General Election. The Elections Department will continue mailing absentee ballots to voters upon request as long as the request is received by the deadline – Wednesday, October 29th by 5:00 p.m.

“Absentee Voting continues to be a popular and secure voting method for our voters. It has never been easier or more convenient to vote absentee from the comfort of your home,” said Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.

An absentee ballot can be requested several ways – by phone at 305 499-8444, online via the Elections Department website, in writing or in person.

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Voted absentee ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Election’s office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. A voted ballot will not be accepted at a polling place.

If you requested an absentee ballot and later decide to vote at the polls, take your absentee ballot with you to be canceled at your polling place.

Early voting in the county will begin Monday, October 20th at limited number of sites; it will conclude November 2nd.

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