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Early voting has officially kicked off in South Florida

Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 17:45:06-04

Hundreds of early voters were in line Monday afternoon outside the Historic Garage, located at 3250 S Miami Avenue.

“I feel really good. I didn’t know what to expect coming in so I feel really positive that Miami is on the ball,” said Rose Weiss, early voter.

“I feel really luck to be able to come in person and continue the tradition of voting in person,” said Vanessa Sanz de Acedo, early voter.

In Miami-Dade County, there are 33 early voting locations. Voters can also drop off their already filled mail-in ballots.

Some voters who requested mail-in ballots chose to wait in line to cast their vote in person.

“I’m not too convinced my ballot would make it if I sent it in the mail so I figured I’d drop it in the ballot boxes here but since it was a short line, I figured I might as well vote [in person] and throw away the ballot I received,” said Fabian Pal, early voter.

In Broward County, Andrea Sleeper from the League of Women voters says there are 22 early voting sites.

Andrea says even though there’s been a surge in vote-by-mail ballots, she still expects a lot of people to vote in person in these upcoming days and on election night.

“People will be wearing masks, they will be social distancing and the machines will be wiped down,” said Andrea.

“It’s definitely a different time but I think everyone is being careful and safe with the masks and [being] socially distant,” said Vanessa.

Early voting locations will be open from 7 am to 7 pm everyday until November 1st.
For a list of early voting sites in Miami-Dade County, click here.
For Broward County, click here.