Register to vote
Registering to vote is a right. It is available to all persons over the age of 18 and are United States citizens who meet the requirements.
Who can register to vote
- Anyone who is least 18 years old, though you can pre-register at 16.
- Any citizen of the United States. You can register right after you’ve become a citizen.
- You must live in Miami-Dade County to register to vote in Miami-Dade County. There is no length of time you must live in the county as long as you register at least 29 days before the election in which you wish to vote.
The following people cannot register to vote:
- Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen.
- Anyone who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, and has not had their right to vote restored.
- Anyone convicted of a felony who has not had their civil rights restored.
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Guidelines
If you are presently registered to vote in Miami-Dade County you may request a vote-by-mail ballot online. You may also request a ballot by email, fax, phone or mail. If you would like your vote-by-mail ballot sent to an address other than the one on file in the Florida Voter Registration, you must send a signed written request which contains the following information:
- Full name of voter.
- Date of Birth.
- Residence address.
- Mailing address (if applicable).
- Voter registration number (optional).
- Date of the election or elections for which a vote-by-mail ballot is needed.
- Signature of Voter (written requests only).