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'Be ready': Register to vote and make a plan for the midterms

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The deadline to register to vote is on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for the general election in November. Election Day itself is on Nov. 8, 2022.

Christina White, Miami-Dade County's supervisor of elections, spoke with WLRN and laid out the necessary steps for voters to prepare.

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"I'm going to just continue to encourage all of our voters to be ready and to make sure that they do come out in November for this general election," she said.

First, she says people should be sure they’re registered to vote on the Florida Department of State website.

"You put in your name and your date of birth — your voting record will pull up," White said. "You can verify that you are registered, your party affiliation. It all starts with that."

Then decide how you want to vote. You can vote by mail. Or at any early voting location in your county. Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties have 14 days of early voting. Broward County has seven days.

"If you're somebody who likes to wait until Election Day, the key there is that you have to go to your assigned precinct," she added. "It's not like early voting. There's a specific location that you have to go to."

That’s written on your voter registration card. Or search for the voter precinct lookup on the Florida Division of Elections website.

Counties will also be hiring thousands of poll workers for Election Day. You can find out more about those jobs on the website of your county's supervisor or elections.

Verónica Zaragovia was born in Cali, Colombia, and grew up in South Florida. She’s been a lifelong WLRN listener and is proud to cover health care for the station. Verónica has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master's degree in journalism. For many years, Veronica lived out of a suitcase (or two) in New York City, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, D.C., San Antonio and Austin, where she worked as the statehouse and health care reporter with NPR member station KUT.