percent-plus-1 of the electorate statewide in order to pass. Local ballot
questions require 50 percent-plus-1, except for the Miami-Dade question
regarding the Crandon Park tennis center. That question requires
two-thirds-plus-1 in order to pass, because of a requirement in the county
- Can I leave any races or questions on the ballot blank?
Yes, though before scanning your ballot, a poll worker may ask you if you left the questions blank on purpose.
- Do I need to bring my voter card to my precinct or early-voting site?
No. You need to bring a valid photo and signature ID, such as a Florida driver's license (the quickest document to process) or U.S. passport. An ID is not required for absentee voters, but the signature on the ballot envelope must match the signature on file at the elections department.
- Can I still request an absentee ballot?
Only in person, at the elections supervisor's office.
In Miami-Dade, the main office is located at 2700 NW 87th Ave., Doral.
In Broward, call 954-357-7050 to request a pick-up time. The ballots can be picked up at a satellite office at 1501 NW 40th Ave. (N. State Rd. 7/441), Lauderhill.
- Do I need a reason to request an absentee ballot?
How late can I mail my absentee ballot?
Absentee ballots must arrive no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. Postage is pre-paid on Miami-Dade absentee ballots. The Broward elections supervisor says ballot postage is $1.50. Absentee ballot envelopes must be signed, and the signature must match the signature on record with the elections office.
- What happens to my ballot after I mail it in?
If the signature on the ballot envelope matches the one on record, the ballot is opened and counted. Absentee results are the first ones reported on Election Night. If the signature does not match, then the ballot remains closed. A canvassing board that meets regularly before and after Election Day decides whether to accept the ballot.
- How do I know my ballot counted? Is there a way to track my ballot?
You can track your absentee ballots online, here for Miami-Dade and here for Broward .
- Can I turn in my absentee ballot in person? If so, where?
Yes, but not at your precinct on Election Day.
In Miami-Dade, voters may turn in their absentee ballots in person at all early voting sites, without waiting in line. Voters should go straight to a poll worker, who will ask for photo ID before accepting the ballot.
Voters may also turn in their ballots in person through 7 p.m. on Election Day at the elections department, 2700 NW 87th Ave., Doral, or at the satellite office in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW 1st St., Miami. The Doral office will be open Sunday, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., to accept absentee ballots.
In Broward, voters may turn in their absentee ballots through 7 p.m. on Election Day at the elections supervisor's office, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 102, Fort Lauderdale, or at 1501 NW 40th Ave. (N. State Rd. 7/441), Lauderhill. Both offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to accept absentee ballots.
In both counties, voters who show up at their precincts on Election Day
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