How to Register to Vote or Update Voter Information
It is important to check your voter registration information is up to date. This ensures your name has not been purged from the records and you attend the correct polling place. Check your current voter registration status here.
If you are not registered, or need to update your information, you can do so in Florida:
- Online at registertovoteflorida.gov
- Mail-in or drop off an application (Miami-Dade) to your county’s Elections Office
Important Election Dates in South Florida
October 5th: Last date to register to vote in Florida, online or in-person Mail-in registration must be postmarked by this date
- October 19th-November 1st: Early voting open in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties (see locations below)
- October 24th: Deadline to request a mail-in ballot in Florida (see links below)
- November 3rd: General Election Day; Mail-in ballots must be received by this date
Voting By Mail/Absentee
How to Request a mail in ballot in:
Requests must be made by October 24th! If you did not receive your mail ballot, you can request a second. Visit your county elections website (listed above) to do so.
When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can physically drop off a mail-in ballot at an early voting site (listed below) or your Supervisor of Elections’ office.
Track the status of your mail-in ballot to ensure that it has been received and counted correctly.
If your ballot goes missing or if your Supervisor of Elections notifies you that your mail-in ballot signature is mismatched with the signature on file, follow the steps on the “Vote by Mail Ballot Cure” Affidavit to correct ASAP.
Early Voting Times & Locations
If you do not vote my mail, we highly recommend you vote early in person to avoid lines on election day. If you have requested a mail-in ballot early voting locations also have drop off boxes!
Anyone registered to vote in Miami-Dade County – including FIU students, faculty and staff – can vote at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) building at MMC.
Voting on Election Day
We suggest voting by mail or at an early voting location if your schedule allows it to avoid lines for those who cannot! If you must vote in person on election day, check your voter ID card for the location of your precinct. Polls are open from 7:00am-7:00pm local time.
If you previously requested a mail-in ballot but missed the mailing deadline, or later decided you want to vote in person, you must bring your mail-in ballot to the polling site. Your mail-in ballot will be cancelled and you can then vote at your precinct.
Affiliate Union Voter Information & Endorsements
Our union affiliates have endorsed candidates up and down the ballot and across races in South Florida. Check the links below for information or use this PDF Flyer of Endorsed Candidates for South Florida Races for a summary. Share with your colleagues, family, and friends and encourage them to vote for education and labor-friendly candidates!
- AFT Votes
- Education Votes – NEA
- FEA Voter Toolkit
- Florida AFL-CIO Candidate Endorsements