with an absentee ballot will be asked to cancel their absentee ballots and
vote in person.
- Can I turn in someone else's absentee ballot?
In Miami-Dade, voters may turn in their own ballot and one belonging to an immediate family member. A voter may also turn in a ballot belonging to someone who is not a family member if that person has filled out an affidavit, available here.
In Broward, voters may turn in an unlimited number of ballots in person, but they will be asked to fill out a log noting whose ballot they are turning in and including their own name and signature.
- If I requested an absentee ballot and have yet to receive it, or if it has yet to arrive at the elections department, can I still vote in person?
Yes, but there's fine print. Voters will be allowed to vote in person if poll workers confirm that the elections department has not received their absentee ballot. The absentee ballot will be canceled. If the elections department cannot determine whether it has received the voter's absentee ballot, the voter may be asked to cast a provisional ballot.
- If I changed my mind, can I ask the elections department to throw away my absentee ballot and have a do-over?
No. Once an absentee ballot is cast, it cannot be revoked or amended.
- When and where can I vote early?
Saturday is the last day to vote early. Early-voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. You must vote in the county where you live.
There are 20 early-voting sites in Miami-Dade, listed here, and 17 early-voting sites in Broward, listed here.
- Can I look up wait times at early-voting sites?
Estimated wait times are available online. Miami-Dade updates the times hourly here. Broward updates the times every two hours here (scroll down to "Early Voting Wait Times").
- Will there be parking?
Parking has been tight at some early-voting sites. There are overflow lots in some cases. And parking should be at least a little better on Saturday, when some early-voting sites will only be open for voters and not for people doing other business.
- Why aren't there more early-voting sites?
State law says early voting can only be provided at government buildings, such as libraries, city halls or the elections supervisor's offices.
-- On Election Day, where should I vote?
At your assigned precinct, which is listed on your voter registration card. Or you can call the elections supervisor's office or visit their website. In Miami-Dade, call 311 or click here. In Broward, call 954-357-7050 or click here (and then on "Precinct Finder").
- What if a poll worker says I can't vote but I think I can?
You can cast a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are given to voters whose eligibility cannot be determined. You will have two business days after the election to submit proof that you were eligible to vote. You can also check the status of your provisional ballot online here for Miami-Dade and here for Broward.
- If I changed my address and didn't notify the elections department, can I still vote?
Call before Election Day to update your address to avoid delays.
If you are registered to vote elsewhere in the same county, you should go to the polling place for your new address. Let the precinct clerk know about your change of address. The clerk will complete a form and verify that you are registered. Then, you can vote.
- If you are registered to vote elsewhere in Florida, you should also go to the polling place for your new address and file a change of address, but you will be asked to vote using a provisional ballot.
- Can someone go to the voting booth with me if I need help?
Yes, but ask a poll worker first because you and your assistant will each need to fill out a form. You can also ask poll workers for help.
- What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
Return the page to a poll worker and request a new page.
- Do I need to scan both sides of each page on the ballot?
- Can I wear a campaign T-shirt to vote?
Voters wearing campaign gear may enter a polling place to vote, but they are asked not to speak about candidates or issues or solicit other voters while they are inside the polling place.
- What if I'm still in line when the polls close?
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
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