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Municipal elections in Miami-Dade are being held today. Here’s what you should know

A sign announcing early voting in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole is displayed
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A sign announcing early voting in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole is displayed, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Miami. Early voting in the Aug 23 primary election began Monday in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

This article was originally posted on Oct. 20.

Several municipalities in Miami-Dade County are holding elections today.

Registered voters across the region will cast their ballots for mayoral positions and numerous commission and council seats.

Before heading to the polls, you’ll find below some important information on early voting and precinct and vote-by-mail changes.

Vote-by-mail deadline and changes
If you had planned to vote by mail for the Nov. 7 municipal election, the deadline to request a mail ballot was Thursday, Oct. 26.

It’s important to note that, due to recent changes in Florida law, previous requests for vote-by-mail ballots expired at the end of 2022.

Now, mail voters must request their ballots after every general election, meaning every two years. Before, a vote-by-mail request lasted 4 years.

Precinct changes in Miami-Dade
Some voters in Miami-Dade County might have been assigned a new precinct after redistricting was done across South Florida and the state after the 2020 Census.

Miami-Dade approved its newly redrawn precincts on June 21.

According to Miami-Dade County’s Supervisor of Elections Christina White, residents by now should have received up-to-date voter information.

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“So now that you have your new card, please take the time to confirm your personal information and pay close attention to your polling location to see if you were affected. This is especially important if you like to vote on Election Day.” said White.

If you have received your new voter card and notice it needs an updates, visit registertovoteflorida.gov.

Early voting
Early voting, which varied depending on the city or town you live in, has ended.

Hialeah
Hialeah residents began casting ballots early on Oct. 30 for two councilmember seats. Early voting ended Sunday, Nov. 5.

If you plan to vote on Election Day, find your voting precinct here. You can also find a list of polling places in Hialeah here.

Homestead
Homestead voters had three days to cast their ballots early before Election Day, where they will elect four candidates to councilmember seats. Early voting ended Saturday, Nov. 4.

If you plan to vote on Election Day, find your voting precinct here.

Miami
City of Miami residents will vote to fill three commission seats. Among the seats on the ballot is Miami’s District 1 left vacant by the suspension of Alex Diaz de la Portilla. In September, he was arrested and charged with money laundering and official misconduct.

If you plan to vote on Election Day, find your voting precinct here.

Miami Beach
Early voting for Miami Beach ended Sunday, Nov. 5. On the ballot, four candidates are vying to succeed three-term Mayor Dan Gelber. They’ll also elect three commissioners.

If you plan to vote on Election Day, find your voting precinct here.

Surfside
Surfside did not have an early voting schedule. Voters in Surfside are casting their ballots on Election Day, Nov. 7, on five charter amendments.

Among the amendments, some would extend the terms of the mayor and town commissioners from two years to four years.

Sherrilyn Cabrera is WLRN's PM newscast and digital producer.
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