Thursday, October 20, 2016

Early Voting in Miami Dade County. By Geniusofdespair

Early voting starts in Florida on Monday, October 24, from Monday through Sunday, November 6. There is a change this year --- Miami City Hall is not an early voting location. The closest place for Coconut Grove to vote early is the historic Vizcaya Garage. This is next to the old Museum of Science. It's an easy lot to get in and out of and it's not far from City Hall.

The Vizcaya Garage is at 3250 S. Miami Avenue. Across the street from the Vizcaya house.

Voting times every day that the early voting is available is from 7 am to 7 pm.

Other areas in the city that will hold early voting is the Arsht Center downtown, the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Shenandoah Branch library, Carrie P. Meek Senior & Culture Center, Model City Branch Library and Lemon City Branch Library.

Another location close to the Grove is the Coral Gables Branch library. You can vote in ANY early voting location, not just one near your home.

My suggestion: VOTE EARLY.  Following are all the early voting locations in Miami Dade County:

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Peacock Education Center in the Knight Concert Hall (East side of Biscayne Blvd)
Arcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7TH Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

Betty T. Ferguson Community Center
3000 NW 199TH Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Carrie P. Meek Senior & Cultural Center
1350 NW 50TH Street, Miami, FL 33142

Coral Gables Branch Library
3443 Segovia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Coral Reef Branch Library
9211 SW 152ND Street, Miami, FL 33157

Elections Department (Main Office)
2700 NW 87TH Avenue, Doral, FL 33172

Historic Vizcaya Garage
3250 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
Same property as the old Museum of Science
(as you enter on the right hand side)

Homestead Community Center
(William F. “Bill” Dickinson Community Center)
1601 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

International Mall Branch Library
10315 NW 12TH Street, Doral, FL 33172

John F. Kennedy Library
190 W. 49TH Street, Hialeah, FL 33012

Kendall Branch Library
9101 SW 97TH Avenue, Miami, FL 33176

Kendale Lakes Branch Library
15205 SW 88TH Street, Miami, FL 33196

Lemon City Branch Library
430 NE 61ST Street, Miami, FL 33137

Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Lakes Community Center
(Mary Collins Community Center)
15151 NW 82ND Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33016

Model City Branch Library (Caleb Center)
2211 NW 54TH Street, Miami, FL 33142

Naranja Branch Library
14850 SW 280TH Street, Homestead, FL 33032

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183RD Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132ND Street, North Miami, FL 33161

North Shore Branch Library
7501 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch Library
2930 Aventura Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180

Palmetto Bay Branch Library
17641 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Pinecrest Branch Library
5835 SW 111TH Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Shenandoah Branch Library
2111 SW 19TH Street, Miami, FL 33145

South Dade Regional Library
10750 SW 211TH Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Stephen P. Clark Government Center
(Elections Branch Office)
111 NW 1ST Street (Lobby), Miami, FL 33128

West Dade Regional Library
9445 SW 24TH Street, Miami, FL 33165

West End Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Boulevard, Miami, FL 33196

West Miami Community Center
901 SW 62ND Avenue, West Miami, FL 33144


miaexile said...

it cannot be stressed enough - for early voting, you can vote anywhere in the county! Especially helpful if you live in North Miami and don't want to put yourself thru the trauma of using the ealy voting location in North Miami.

Anonymous said...

As I recall from the last presidential election, the areas that had the most early votes were West Dade Regional Library, North Dade Regional Library, North Miami Public Library, Model City Branch Library and Coral Gables Branch Library. I don't remember which one was the champion with the most early votes, or which ones were in second or third place, but I believe all of these were in the top performing group. Maybe some of the other readers can tell us which community is the reigning champion, and who was 2nd, and 3rd place in number of early ballots cast.

Anonymous said...

In looking at precinct sizes, we have two precincts with over 6,000 voters in them. Key Biscane Community Center (#051) with 6,583 voters in it and the 111 Building with 6,175 voters in it. There is however concern that Bowman Ashe/Doolin k-8 Academy has two large precincts located in it - #701 with 3,080 voters and #764 with 4,627 voters in it. Combined there will be 7,707 people voting at that site.

Beyond these huge ones, there are 65 precincts with between 3,000-3,999 voters in them. Given this data, early voting is critical for any kind of reasonable voting experience. People should come with patience, water, snacks, folding chairs if needed, be ready to enjoy being with old friends and neighbors, and be looking to meet new people.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the counting problem has been solved with the county? Remember last time our votes were reported a week or more after the rest of the nation had selected the president.