Election 2020: How, Where, When to Vote

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Election 2020: How, Where, When to Vote:

Details on Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting, and Election Day

What you need to know about the 2020 election

Complete Voters Guide including the six local Miami Beach ballot initiatives is here

Early voting: October 19 through November 1, 7 am to 7 pm
Vote at any of the 33 Miami-Dade County Early Voting sites, including the two sites located in the City of Miami Beach:
  • Miami Beach City Hall, (First Floor Conference Room) 1700 Convention Center Drive
  • North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
For additional early voting sites, visit the County's election website.

Request a Vote-By-Mail ballot: Any registered Miami-Dade County voter can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot here or by calling 305.499.VOTE (8683) or 305.499.8480 (TTY). Deadline by which the Miami-Dade County Elections Department must receive your request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot: October 24 by 5 pm.

Voting by Mail: A Vote-by-Mail ballot through the United States Postal Service must be received by 7 pm on Election Day, November 3.

If you plan to drop-off your Vote-by-Mail ballot, note the following locations and deadlines:

At a Secure Ballot Drop Box Located at an Early Voting Site: Vote-by-Mail ballots can be dropped in a secure Ballot Drop Box located outside any of the 33 Miami-Dade County Early Voting locations, including the two Early Voting sites in Miami Beach: 
  • Miami Beach City Hall, (First Floor Conference Room) 1700 Convention Center Drive
  • North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
Drop boxes are drive-up and safe. Bring your ID with you. Look for the “Official Ballot Drop Box!” banner. For a complete list of Drop Box locations, dates, and times click here.

At the Elections Department
You may also return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department (Main Office) at 2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172 or at the Elections Department’s Branch Office located in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128.

FOUR Designated Locations for Drop-off on Monday, November 2 and Election Day, November 3:
Your last option to drop off your Vote-by-Mail ballot is at the following locations from 7 am to 7 pm on Monday, November 2 and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3:
  • Elections Department (Main Office) at 2700 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
  • Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128
  • North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
If you wait until Election Day, you can drop your Vote-by-Mail ballot at any of the four locations above OR you can vote in person at your precinct once the election board confirms your Vote-by-Mail has not been received.

Want to track your Vote-by-Mail ballot? Visit the County's Early Voting page here.

Election Day: November 3, Polling places open 7 am to 7 pm
Vote at the designated precinct printed on your Voter Information Card issued by Miami-Dade County. To find your precinct, contact the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at 305.499.VOTE (8683) or 305.499.8480 (TTY), or visit their website. Miami Beach polling places are listed here.

COVID Safety Measures
  • All poll workers will be provided with face shields, masks and disposable gloves
  • Common touch points will be regularly wiped down with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer will be offered to all voters upon entering a voting location
  • Stickers will be placed on the ground to ensure social distancing protocols are followed
  • Access will be provided to bathrooms with soap and water for hand washing

Voters:
  • Voters are required to wear facial covering to enter a voting site
  • You are asked to use hand santizer that is provided upon entering and exit
  • Voters are asked to review their sample ballot in advance of coming to vote to help speed up the process
  • Remember to bring a voter ID


 

Voters Guide to the 2020 Election and Miami Beach Ballot Initiatives


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