Be election ready: 2022 Local 10 voter guide

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Local 10 and Local10.com want to make it easy for you to cast your vote and have it count.

Below is a county-by-county guide for information including:

  • Important dates
  • Sample ballots
  • Early voting locations and dates
  • Where to drop off mail-in-ballots
  • How to track the status of your mail-in-ballot
  • . . . and more

Election Day

A General Election is held on the second Tuesday in November of every even-numbered year. (Information from the Florida Division of Elections)

>General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 8

Other important dates to note:

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Deadline to register to vote in the General Election.

Vote By Mail Requests, Returns

The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election. The deadline for the General Election for 2022 are:

>General Election: Saturday, Oct. 29

A vote-by-mail ballot must be returned and received by the Supervisor of Elections in the county of registration no later than 7 p.m. (local time) on election day for the respective election in order to be counted.

Vote By Mail Ballot Send Deadline

Supervisors of Elections send vote-by-mail ballots during a 7-day window which is between 40 and 33 days before an election.

For 2022, it’s Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 for the General Election.

Early Voting Period

By law, early voting must be held at least for 8 days.

Miami-Dade County early voting: Monday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 30.

(See locations below)

Broward County early voting: Monday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 6.

Monroe County Early Voting Election begins on the second Monday prior to the election and ends the Saturday before the election:

  • Supervisor of Elections Offices:
    530 Whitehead St #101, Key West
    10015 Overseas Hwy, Marathon
    102050 Overseas Hwy #137, Key Largo
  • Other Locations:
    Big Pine Key Community Park, End of Sands Road, 31009 Atlantis Dr., Big Pine Key
    Islamorada Branch Library, 81830 Overseas Hwy., MM. 81.7 Islamorada

What do I bring with me to vote?

In order to vote at the polls, you must provide a Florida driver’s license, identification card, U.S. passport or some other form of photo identification with a signature.

How do I know if I’m registered?

Check your status using the Voter Information Lookup Tool on the Florida Division of Elections website.

Am I eligible to vote?

The short answer is, most likely, yes, provided you meet a few basic requirements.

In order to register to vote, you must:

Be a citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen for registration and voting purposes).

Be a Florida resident.

Be at least 18 years old (although you may preregister if you are 16)

Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having had your voting rights restored.

Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your rights having been restored.

Provide your current and valid Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a current and valid Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of the above, check the appropriate box provided on the voter application registration.

All the ways to cast your ballot

>Accessible Voting for Persons with Disabilities

>Early Voting

>Election Day Voting

>Language Assistance for Voting

>Military and Overseas Citizens Voting

>Vote-by-Mail

What do I need on Election Day?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

In order to vote, you must provide a Florida driver’s license, identification card, U.S. passport or some other form of photo identification with a signature.

Who is my Supervisor of Elections?

In Miami-Dade County, Christina White, supervisor of elections

2700 NW 87th Ave., Miami, FL 33172

Phone: (305) 499-8501

email: soedade@miamidade.gov

website: Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections

Mail your voter registration application form to:

Supervisor of Elections

P.O. Box 521550

Miami FL 33152

In Broward County, Joe Scott, supervisor of elections

115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: (954) 357-7050

email: elections@browardsoe.org

website: Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Mail your voter registration application form to:

Supervisor of Elections

P.O. Box 029001

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302 -9001

In Monroe County, Joyce Griffin, supervisor of elections

530 Whitehead Street, Suite 101, Key West, FL 33040

Phone: (305) 292-3416

email: info@keys-elections.org

website: Monroe County Supervisor of Elections

Mail application form directly to the above address.


About the Author:

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true-crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.