MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Today is Tuesday, September 8 which marks exactly two months until the Presidential Election. If you are planning to vote, there are a variety of ways to cast your ballot as long as you meet specific deadlines.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5:  You must register by Oct. 5 in order to vote in person or vote-by-mail.

How do you register to vote?

You can register online through the Florida Secretary of State’s website; or your county Supervisor of Elections Office.

To register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored
  • Not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored.
  • For more information, see the Florida Department of State’s website.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24: Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

Florida allows any voter to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

How do you get a vote-by-mail ballot?

Request a ballot through your county supervisor of Elections website. Immediate family members or guardians can request a ballot for someone else. A voter’s signature is required and must match the signature on file.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by your county supervisor of Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31: Early voting

Early in-person voting starts as many as 15 days before Election Day though the number of days and locations vary by county.

MIAMI-DADE: Early voting runs from Monday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Nov. 1. There are 33 locations which will be open from 7am – 7pm.  All early voting locations will also have official ballot drop boxes for anyone who would like to drop off their vote-by-mail ballots instead of mailing them. Click here for a list of early voting locations in Miami-Dade.

BROWARD: Early voting runs from Monday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Nov. 1.  There are 22 locations which will be open from 7am – 7pm.  All early voting locations in Broward will have official ballot drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots.   Click here for a list of early voting locations in Broward.

MONROE: Early voting runs from Monday, Oct. 19 – Saturday, Oct. 31. There are 5 locations which will be open from 830am – 5pm. All locations will have official ballot drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots. Click here for a list of early voting locations in Monroe.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – Election Day

If you vote in person on Election Day, you will need a photo ID with your signature. If you don’t have ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if the signature on your ballot matches the signature on your voter registration record.

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