Learn How to Vote
Be the Voice
Research shows that making a plan to vote increases the likelihood that you will vote.
MDC believes in a culture of voting, so look out for events and education opportunities around voting. If you need support, contact your campus iCED office.
Getting your voice heard means answering 3 easy questions. How, when and where?
Three Ways to Vote
You have the unique ability to effect change in your community through the power of your vote.
- Vote from your house and mail your ballot in.
- Vote early at any of the designated early voting sites in Miami-Dade County before Election Day.
- Vote at your designated polling place on Election Day!
Vote-by-Mail in Miami-Dade County
Voting by Mail is Easy and Safe
Vote-by-mail ballots get sent to voters early, giving you plenty of time to research candidates. During this time of COVID-19, be sure to consider requesting your vote-by-mail ballot as a safe alternative to voting in person.
- Voting by mail is safe and easy. In preparation for the November 3, 2020 General Election, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department is taking the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of voters during these uncertain times. Therefore, voters are encouraged to vote by mail from the safety and comfort of home. All you have to do is request a vote-by-mail ballot.
- The deadline to request your vote-by-mail ballot for the General Election is October 24th, but due to current events we suggest you request your vote-by-mail ballot on September 20th. This will give the post office ample time to mail your ballot and for you to return it.
- Need help? Call 305-499-8444. Visit the Vote-by-Mail Ballot site for more information.
- Your signature is used to validate your vote-by-mail ballot, so it is important to have your current signature on file. Read about updating your signature, then print out and mail the application. Please do this as soon as possible so your application is received before your ballot is mailed to you.
- Once your vote-by-mail ballot is completed, you can mail it to the Elections Department (postage is paid) or drop it off at any Early Voting location or Elections Department office. You can also check the status of your ballot online.
- For more information, visit the official Vote-by-Mail page.
Early Voting in Miami-Dade County
October 19 – November 1 | Vote Early at MDC
Early voting begins 14 days prior to every countywide election. Any registered voter may vote at any of the designated early voting sites in Miami-Dade County providing maximum convenience. In this time of COVID-19, be sure to consider voting by mail instead of in person.
Voting Locations at MDC
North CampusMitchell Wolfson Center, Library
11380 NW 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33167
North Campus Early Voting Map
Kendall CampusThe Fascell Conference Center
11011 SW 104 Street
Miami, FL 33176
Kendall Campus Early Voting Map
Voting on Election Day
If you vote on Election Day, you must go to your assigned location, which is determined by your home address. Precincts are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Election Day. In this time of COVID-19, be sure to consider voting by mail instead of in person.
If you feel your vote is being suppressed at the polls, you have certain rights. Learn more about your rights as a voter.
Get free voter ID help by calling VoteRiders at 844-338-8743.
Check out the Voter Toolkit to know what information you need to bring with you to vote. voter toolkit
Get your customized sample ballot, learn where to vote and see your voter information.