Letters to the Editor

I voted — finally

I have been a registered voter in Miami-Dade for 39 years and have lived at the same address for 25 years.

I went to vote Tuesday only to discover that the Elections Department could not find me in their system at my precinct at the Dave & Mary Alpert Jewish Community Center in southwest Miami-Dade.

I provided my driver’s license and voter registration card, both have the exact same information. A new machine has been implemented to scan the driver's license. The precinct worker told me that if he had the book (as in the past) he could just look me up.

I have never experienced any problems in the past. I fear my vote for Hillary Clinton didn’t count as I was denied my right to vote.

I am trying to get this straighten out with the elections department but so far I am not having any luck. It’s 5 p.m.; I have my fingers crossed

Editor’s note: The Miami-Dade elections department responded to Freed’s complaint; she returned to the precinct and cast her vote at 6:55 p.m.

Sharon Freed, Miami