Voter and Election Resources

voterelectionresources480x320.png voterelectionresources1240x550.png

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register in the State of Florida for the 2020 general election has been extended to October 6, 2020 at 7pm 

Register to Vote with TurboVote

TurboVote is the primary voter registration platform for the University of Miami. TurboVote will:

  • help you register to vote
  • keep you informed of upcoming elections
  • provide the information you need to vote with confidence

Students taking in-person classes are eligible to vote in Florida. Students enrolled in remote classes can only register to vote in the state where they are currently living.

For students without a Florida ID but who are currently residing in Florida and taking classes in-person, TurboVote will mail you a pre-filled voter registration form with a prepaid return envelope already addressed to Miami-Dade County election officials. All you have to do is sign the registration form and put it back in the mail with your identification information.

For Students Who Live On Campus:

Prior to registering to vote, residential students should check your on-campus residential address and mailing address that should be utilized to ensure receipt of voter registration materials (voter card) in the mail. Click here for the list of on-campus home/street addresses and mailing addresses. 

Voter Resources

Open All Tabs
  • Florida Voter Eligibility

    To be eligible to register to vote in Florida, you must:

    • Be a Citizen of the United States of America (A lawful permanent resident, commonly referred to as a "green card holder," does not have the right to register or vote in Florida);
    • Be a Florida resident (being a UM student is considered a resident of Florida);
    • Be at least 18 years old (You may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old)
    • Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
    • Not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored.
    • Provide one of the following:
      • Current or valid Florida driver's license number
      • Florida identification card number
      • The last four digits of your Social Security Number

  • Miami-Dade Country Election Information

    Be Election Ready and Learn about Tools and Information from Miami-Dade County Elections Department

    Click Here for More Information

  • Request Vote By Mail - Miami-Dade County

    Vote by mail to avoid the lines and vote in the comfort of your own home. Via the link below, you can also find out if Miami-Dade received your mail ballot.

    Click Here to Vote By Mail

  • Early Voting - Miami-Dade County

    Why wait? Vote early!

    Early voting is offered for many Miami-Dade Country elections. 

    Click Here for Early Voting Information

  • Find Your Ballot

    BallotReady - https://www.ballotready.org/

    Use this tool to see and analyze your personalized ballot! - BallotReady aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot. Everything is linked back to its original source so voters can verify any piece of information, and we make every effort to confirm details with the candidates themselves, giving them the opportunity to share even more information.

  • Check Your Florida Voter Registration, Voting Status and Polling Place

    Check for your voter registration and voting status including your polling place, sample ballot and vote-by-mail ballot status. 

    Florida Department of State requests 1-2 business days for newly entered voter registration information to appear on their voter status website.

    Click Here for More Information 

  • Become a Poll Worker - Miami Dade County

    Make a difference, serve your community!

    Miami-Dade County is actively recuriting registered voters in Miami-Dade County interested in serving as poll workers.

    Apply to be a poll worker and support the local, state and national elections 

    Click Here for More Information 

      

Upcoming Important Election Dates

Voter Organizations

Open All Tabs
  • GoVoteMiami

    GoVoteMiami wants you to Be Election Ready!

    Use their portal to quickly find everything you need to know about voting in MiamiFlorida.

    They offer tools and resources to every eligible Miami-Dade voter, public agencies and organizations to integrate voter engagement into their activities and services.

    https://govotemiami.org/

     

  • Vote.org

    Vote.org is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan voting registration and get out the vote (GOTV) technology platform in America. Vote.org's mission is to use technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

    https://www.vote.org/

  • Nonprofit VOTE

    Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. - 

    https://www.nonprofitvote.org/

  • Campus Election Engagement Project

    Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. CEEP views voting as a means to promote a more equitable and inclusive democracy and to address past and present disenfranchisement.

    https://campuselect.org/

  • Map The Vote

    MapTheVote is a project of the 501c4 non-profit Register2Vote. MapTheVote aggregates publicly available data and provides analysis on locations that are likely to have unregistered, eligible voters living at them. The map is a guide to help coordinate and improve voter registration around the country.

    https://www.mapthevote.org/

  • Rock The Vote

    Rock the Vote is the most trusted and effective nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.

    https://www.rockthevote.org/

  • Democracy Works

    Democracy Works is a team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers building the tools needed to upgrade the infrastructure of our democracy.

    https://www.democracy.works/