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. It closes at 5 p.m. Monday.
In Broward, ballots can be picked up at a satellite office at 1501 NW 40th Ave. (N. State Rd. 7/441), Lauderhill. It closes at 7 p.m. Monday.
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?
Can I turn in my absentee ballot in person? If so, where?
Yes, but not at your precinct on Election Day — only at the elections supervisor’s offices.
In Miami-Dade, voters may 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.
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.
In both counties, voters who show up at their precincts on Election Day 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.
On Election Day, where should I vote?