#PrimaryElection: Voters Head to the Polls in South Florida

CNW Reporter

South Florida voters will head to the polls as early as 7 AM today to cast their ballots in the state’s Primary Election.

“I am anticipating in-person turnout will be lower than usual, but I am expecting the turnout overall to be a little bit higher than usual, primarily attributable to the local elections, which are hotly contested,” said Broward’s Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci.

While COVID-19 is still a threat in the state, especially in South Florida- still ground zero, safety protocols have been established for all election workers to protect themselves and residents.

“Our poll workers have been provided with wear face masks, face shields, and gloves. They will be wiping down all the common touchpoints throughout the day. It’s important that our voters know a mask is required to enter the polling locations,” said Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Christina White.

Voters who filled out a Vote-By-Mail ballot, still have time to submit it at the designated locations: there are four designated locations in Miami-Dade and two locations in Broward County:

Voting Equipment Center at the Lauderhill Mall (Rear Entrance) 1501 N.W. 40th Ave. Lauderhill.

Broward County Administration Building 115 South Andrews Ave. (Brickell Avenue Entrance) Fort Lauderdale.

These locations close at 7 PM.

In Palm Beach County, you can submit at the Main Office in West Palm Beach, which is open until 7 p.m. and the outer offices which will close at 5 p.m. You can find the addresses here: https://www.pbcelections.org/Voters/Vote-By-Mail

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Precincts across South Florida will close at 7 PM tonight.

  • Click here to find polling locations in  Miami-Dade.
  • Click here to find polling locations in Broward.
  • Click here to find polling locations in Palm Beach.

Voters must go to their assigned voting location plus bring a valid and current identification that contains a photo and their signature.

All poll workers are going to be wearing masks, face shields, and disposable gloves. Hand sanitizer will be available to all voters when arriving and leaving voting locations. Social distancing protocols will also be in effect.

For the official CNW Network Voter’s guide, click here.

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